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Museum of American Frontier Culture — American Barn
Staunton, Virginia

#NC-11210-MU - Notecards
Also available in Assortment Pack #AST-820

This 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 the property.

This 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.

Similar 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.

Text © 1995 Dianne Harrah, Drawing © 1995 Bill Harrah

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