Ghosts of Barns Past

Posted on Oct 29, 2015

These observations come to us from our resident “barn medium” Jeffrey Marshall, a past NBA VP and current President of the Historic Farm and Barn Foundation of Pennsylvania.

Many current barns represent “Second Generation” structures replacing original, often smaller pioneer structures.  In the spirit of Halloween and ghosts, here are two examples of “ghosts of barns past.”  The first is located on Woolverton Road, in Stockton NJ.  Note the detailed image showing tapered rafters and tie beam are visible and the roughness of the stones at the right–this suggests that we are seeing the interior wall of the original barn.

Photo Credit: J. Marshall

Photo Credit: J. Marshall

Photo Credit: J. Marshall

Photo Credit: J. Marshall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second example is located on Dolington Road in Lower Makefield, PA.  In this instance, it appears that the old barn was incorporated into the new, larger one, and we are viewing the outside of the original structure.

Photo Credit: J. Marshall

Photo Credit: J. Marshall

Photo Credit: J. Marshall

Photo Credit: J. Marshall

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  1. You posted seearvl barns that were very good examples of old barns. I liked the first one for its sliding door. The second and third for those great looking overhangs where pulleys could be attached. The last one looks to be in good shape and has multiple doors that can serve as equipment sheds. Nice series, Tricia. After tonight, I’ll be linking to Aminus3 which doesn’t post my picture until 10:00Pacific (12:00pm where you live) so I’ll be a bit late in the night!