[Homestead] Barns was: tobacco and pipes
VAN DELL JORDAN
vdjor at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 24 12:31:20 EDT 2008
thanx, I will do that. I have Erik Sloan's book and
a couple others but they mostly deal with the overall
layout and don't get into much of the details about
the work that made the function that created the form
those barns were built.
How I wish I could spend a few hours with my favorite
granduncle, asking questions that have come up since
sheesh .. that last sentence sounds maudlin...L
--- bob ford <bobford79 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Van Dell, you are probably already familiar with his
> reearch , if not google Howard Marshall along with
> --- On Tue, 6/24/08, VAN DELL JORDAN
> <vdjor at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > From: VAN DELL JORDAN <vdjor at yahoo.com>
> > Subject: [Homestead] Barns was: tobacco and pipes
> > To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
> > Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 9:45 AM
> > I am envious of the barn some friends have
> > They found a farm being sold and bought the 4
> > that contained the farmstead. There is an old
> > set into a slope, animals kept on ground floor dug
> > half into the hill and the main floor has drive in
> > double doors on the other side of the barn. I
> > understand why there were so few barns built like
> > in this area.
> > The ground floor walls are stone, with clay(?) for
> > mortar, at least it looks, feels, and tastes like
> > so short of analysis....
> > The beams holding up the main floor are hand hewn,
> > though I think the wall and floor boards are from
> > saw mill.
> > The loft is to one side, almost like a mezzanine.
> > area between the big doors is open to the roof,
> > perhaps to allow pitching hay from a wagon into
> > loft, though perhaps the rest of the main floor
> > the drive area was for storing hay and that loft
> > be just a way to use the space above a grain bin.
> > Opposite the drive in doors on the main floor is
> > another pair of large doors but the sill on these
> > at least six feet off the ground. Since I see no
> > of ever a way to drive up through that door, my
> > is that it might have been for winnowing grain.
> > I know at one point that was how grain was
> > doors on both sides of the threshing floor to let
> > breezes carry the chaff away.
> > My guess is that this barn goes back to at least
> > war. So far they've shown no interest in letting
> > dismantle in order to rebuild at my place. I
> > the fact that they value this shows why we are
> > friends.
> > I am interested of course in any information about
> > this or questions that I might want to look into.
> > am an amateur architect and history buff so I read
> > study this sort of this a lot, though not
> > systematically. Most of the barns that I have
> > personal experience with dated from about 1900.
> > buildings around here older that were replaced
> > my time. Now most of what I remember has been
> > replaced with structures that are modern,
> > (at least in today's world) and very mundane....
> > Oh yes the owner is now a subscriber to this
> group, so
> > welcome and feel free to add any comments.
> > Van Dell
> > --- Clansgian at wmconnect.com wrote:
> > but it's a pity that
> > > there's no practical reason to preserve the old
> > > barns any longer. And they
> > > are slowly falling to the ground.
> > >
> > > Many of the barns had cow stalls and dairies on
> > > ground level, but keeping
> > > dairly animals is about gone too.
> > >
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