Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Barn

Love this barn across the street from our house.  I've mentioned it before (I can see it pretty well from the hammock) and I love this shot I took tonight when returning from a dog walk.  We live right next to the highway, but it's nice to have this rural feature still standing.

Being a historian, of course I've looked up the history of the barn.  This photo is taken from the farm's historic structures report (done in 1984 by the local historical commission).  They thought the house dated to around 1830, but the barns (there are two) were built in the early 20th century.  This big one has a stable on the north side (left in this photo), a lean-to addition on the south side (right), and a windowed square cupola. I just love it!

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