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Sam LeBlanc Barn

2574 Acadie Road, Cap-Pele, New Brunswick, E4N, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2006/06/05

Sam LeBlanc Barn - south view; Acadian Museum
Sam LeBlanc Barn
Sam LeBlanc Barn - rear view; Village of Cap-Pelé
Sam LeBlanc Barn
Sam LeBlanc Barn - outbuildings; Village of Cap-Pelé
Sam LeBlanc Barn

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Construction Date(s)

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2007/02/06

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

Sam LeBlanc Barn is a rectangular one-and-a-half storey barn with a wooden frame and a gable roof located on Acadie Road in Cap-Pelé.

Heritage Value

Sam LeBlanc Barn is designated a Local Historic Place for its architecture and for its association Acadian agriculture and well-to-do farmers during the last quarter of the 19th century.

Sam LeBlanc Barn is the oldest barn in Cap-Pelé and area. It is a good example of an Acadian agricultural barn from the 19th century. It was built by Anselme "Sam" LeBlanc around 1880 using a rectangular plan with a wooden frame. This one-and-a-half storey structure is topped with a gable roof. It is said to have replaced another barn dating back to around 1830, when the patriarchal home was built. This house survived until the 1990s.

During the years 1830-1900, the LeBlanc family was one of the most well-to-do farming families in Cap-Pelé. In 1837, the property was assessed at 200 pounds sterling. In 1861, the property, assessed at $135, included 30 acres of cleared land and 20 acres of fallow land. The stock consisted of 1 horse, 3 dairy cows, 1 pair of oxen, 3 horned animals, and 3 pigs. The land produced 80 bushels of wheat, 30 bushels of oats, 20 bushels of barley, 6 bushels of buckwheat, and 200 bushels of potatoes.

Source : Village of Cap-Pelé Municipal Building - Historic Places file #7

Character-Defining Elements

The character-defining elements that describe Sam LeBlanc Barn include:
- proximity to outbuildings on the site;
- rectangular plan;
- wood frame construction of the main section of the barn;
- gable roof;
- part of the exterior finish in cedar shingles;
- original door and window openings;
- doors and windows with few changes.



New Brunswick

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (NB)

Recognition Statute

Local Historic Places Program

Recognition Type

Municipal Register of Local Historic Places

Recognition Date


Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

1830/01/01 to 1900/01/01

Theme - Category and Type

Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design
Developing Economies
Extraction and Production

Function - Category and Type


Food Supply
Barn, Stable or Other Animal Housing


Architect / Designer



Anselme LeBlanc

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Village of Cap-Pelé Municipal Building - Historic Places file #7

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