The yellow barn was, indeed, a magnificent building in it's day. I'm not sure of it's complete history, but it was owned by the Kemp(f) family back in the 60's/70's.
When I was a teen, in the mid-60's, I had the opportunity of going thru the barn a couple of times with John Kemp (of Kemp - Rudgers gas station in Pavilion). That was before Charlie Dumbleton started Dumbleton's Auto Parts, and John had a LOT of car parts stored in that barn. He could usually find what you needed, and if not, maybe something that could be made to work with a little finagling.
John Kemp was a large, gregarious man. He loved people and always had a story, if you had time to listen. As a boy of 12, 13, I sat many a times in the back of Kemp - Rudgers station, on cold, wintry nights. They had a huge (octopus) heating system, with several stuffed-chairs/sofas around it. And usually the chairs were filled with grizzled, old codgers shootin' the crap about something - last falls' wheat harvest, the high price of gas (31-cents/gallon), and, ocassionally, something would be mentioned about this local wife or that local husband. Of course, at age 12, I could only guess what exactly they were talking about, but it was the WAY they said it, and then snickered, that was so fascinating. Kids are easily amused, aren't they?
Sure do miss the 'old' days!