Friday, September 9, 2011

Barn, Washington, Illinois

A barn I featured last year has fallen on hard times. I don't know if it was hit by storm, or if it's being torn down.My father informed me it would be a great loss, as the structure of the barn, built so there are no vertical posts blocking the hayloft, is a fine work of engineering in wood. When it's gone, this testament to past ingenuity will be gone.

1 comment:

  1. Tom Maher - KirkwoodSeptember 9, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    I would imagine the salvage value of that wood (for all sorts of non-construction purposes) would far exceed the value of an outdated, albeit admirable, structure. Those are some REALLY long timbers!

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