Old red barn gets freshened up

Fernie’s historic red barn is getting a new paint job.

The red barn on Cokato Road is a historical Fernie landmark.

The red barn on Cokato Road is a historical Fernie landmark.

Fernie’s historic red barn is getting a new paint job. The barn and property located on Cokato Road are a well know local landmark with a history dating back to the early 1900’s.

Originally operated as a dairy farm by the Anderson family, the barn has passed through just a handful of owners and was recently bought by the owner of Fernie Real Estate, Todd Fyfe.

“Our desire to be out there was to have an acreage, build a house on an acreage, and take advantage of the views,” remarked Fyfe. “My daughter and my wife are interested in horses so we will probably keep a couple of horses on the property.”

Since purchasing the property around nine months ago, Fyfe has already repaired windows, doors, and siding on the barn, and is now in the process of repainting it. “We’re going to try to hold on to the heritage of the area and of the barn,” Fyfe said. “I don’t have any concrete plans but I know I want to preserve it. I’m probably not going to renovate it and restore it 100 per cent, but just preserve what is there.”