of American Frontier Culture American Barn
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mid-19th century barn was originally located on a farm in the
Valley of Virginia. It was part of a 187-acre farm site in Botetourt
County, southwest of the small town of Eagle Rock. The farm was
originally owned by John Barger, who purchased the land in 1832
and soon thereafter built a farmhouse. Barger prospered in the
1840's and 1850's, buying more land and building two barns on
barn displays the European tradition of log construction. It is
a double-pen barn featuring a central threshing floor, and animal
pens for cattle, horses, and sheep to each side of the floor.
The cantilevered roof provides hay storage areas on the upper
levels and sheltered work space below.
barn plans with central threshing floors are found from Pennsylvania
through the Appalachian region. The cantilevered construction
is found more commonly in southwestern Virginia and into parts
of Kentucky and Tennessee.
© 1995 Dianne Harrah, Drawing © 1995 Bill Harrah