THE RIPPIN BARN A favourite heritage barn is the Rippin Barn, located near the intersection of Dale Meadows Road and Rutherford Avenue. The left photograph shows the original Rippin Ranch in the 1930s, showing the barn. The Rippin home was destroyed by fire in the 1940s, but the barn remains. Cecil and Marie Rippin moved to Summerland from Oliver in 1920. Cecil was a fruit inspector for more than 20 years. Marie was active in Summerland’s racquet sports. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Rippin barn is a Summerland landmark

Pioneer family moved to Prairie Valley area in 1920

A favourite heritage barn in Summerland is the Rippin barn, located near the intersection of Dale Meadows Road and Rutherford Avenue.

The left photograph shows the original Rippin Ranch in the 1930s, showing the barn.

Cecil John Rippin (1872-1951) was born in Eournemoude, England. Marie Rippin (nee Schlossmach) (1875-1948) was born in Belleville, France.

They were married Dec. 23, 1903 in Paris, France and arrived in Canada in 1904.

They set up a ranch near Oliver, but later moved to the Prairie Valley area in Summerland.

READ ALSO: Land in Summerland was owned by Pierres

READ ALSO: Historical Society branch works to preserve Summerland history

The couple had four children.

Their son Maurice was born in 1905. Their daughter Marie Jeanne “Ninette” was born in France in 1906.

Two sons were born in Oliver. Paul Maurice Cecil was born in 1907 and Edward Guy Daniel was born in 1911.

The family moved to Summerland in 1920.

In 1926. Cecil worked as a director of a coal mining company. In 1928, he was appointed as the Dominion Fruit Inspector, a position he held for 20 years.

Marie was active in Summerland’s racquet sports.

She died on Sept. 1, 1948, at the age of 73, while he died on Feb. 13, 1951, at the age of 78.

The Rippin home was destroyed by fire in the 1940s, but the barn remains. Cecil and Marie Rippin moved to Summerland from Oliver in 1920.

The building was constructed in 1912 and is on Summerland’s list of heritage buildings. It is on the list because of its stone foundation and for its location.

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

DJs and band playing this weekend in Revelstoke

Andy Siegel Special to the Review This weekend there’s another amazing line… Continue reading

Community mourns Revelstoke snowmobiler death

Alexandre Labonté was an avid sledder and mountain biker

Creating accessible art in unusual places

Phase two of Art Alleries in the works for Revelstoke

Budget 2020: ICBC ‘dumpster fire’ to turn into $86M surplus, NDP say

ICBC operating with $91-million deficit for 2019-2020 fiscal year

Town of Osoyoos voices support for proposed casino

Osoyoos council today voted to submit letter of support regarding proposed casino on OIB land.

Two law enforcement trucks ‘deliberately’ set on fire in northern B.C., RCMP say

Police say they have video evidence of a person in the area of the truck fires

Nanaimo man wins lotto, plans to buy $16,000 fridge

Curtis Wright a winner in Lotto 6/49 draw

Three protesters arrested after blocking driveway at premier’s home

Protestors claimed they would make a citizen’s arrest of the Premier, according to West Shore RCMP

Community mourns Revelstoke snowmobiler death

Alexandre Labonté was an avid sledder and mountain biker

City of Kelowna signs UNHCR statement of solidarity with refugees

The #WithRefugees campaign invites cities working to promote inclusion and support refugees

Budget 2020: B.C. adds tax to sweet drinks and sodas

All soda, vending machine drinks will be subject to higher PST

Budget 2020: B.C. unveils new grant for students, phases out debt-relief program

For the first time, diploma, certificate students qualify for yearly post-secondary grant

Most Read