Grandma Barb’s This and That

Monday, May 21, 2012

1894 Barn




   
I first saw this barn in 2009  when the lilacs were blooming.  I happened to drive by it yesterday and stopped and took a few more pictures. 














 I have gotten to know the owner and have found out a lot of history behind it.  It was built in 1894 by Walter Sweetman who was part of the Irish American Colonization Company.  (Let me know if you want more information on the company).  The owner is keeping it in good repair  and is using it for storage, not for farming.  He  has fantastic gardens with all kinds of interesting junk old things in them.  I will be going out several times this summer to  photograph  his gardens.  While I am there I will get pictures from the other side the barn.

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Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.



Barb

33 comments:

Mari said...

It's a good one! I love knowing the year it was built. It's in great shape for being so old!

Fiona said...

Lovely photo and lots of information there.

Love those blue skies
= lucky you.


x

TexWisGirl said...

what a great roof design on that one! and the silo is no slouch, either! :)

Donna said...

What a wonderful barn and so well kept! I can't wait to see more pics.
Hugs,
Donna

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous barn! I always like to see silos, too. Is it my imagination or is there a cross near the point of the roof? If so, I've never seen that before on a barn.

Olive Cooper said...

I like that chippy window Barb. It is great you know the owner. Joe and I often trespass and worry about getting shot at.

Nancy said...

It looks to be in such good shape, Barb. How nice to have some history. :)

Hartwood Roses said...

What a wonderful blue-sky day you had for your visit. That blue is beautiful against the red barn and green trees.

andrea@townandprairie said...

Yes, Barb, get photos of things IN the barn! My indoor barn photo shoot last year was awesome! There's bound to be good imagery in there!

Carole M. said...

beautifully kept barn and garden surrounds

Carletta said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL series of shots Barb!
Hope you'll also show us some of the things in his gardens. I'm intrigued.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful Barn Pics!

Genie said...

I love all the different shots our gave us.That first one is awesome the way you have the side of the silo on the right. Cannot wait for you to post the next installment. We save all of our broken tools and add them to the gardens. Glad to her of someone else going the same. Such a nice barn. It is great for storage. That is how we use ours.Hope you have a barn filled happy week. genie

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

This is a beautiful barn that has certainly aged well. Love it! Can't wait to see pics of the other side.

Elaine said...

Fantastic shape for such an old lady. I'm looking forward to seeing photos from the other side!

Amy Burzese said...

All the trees around make it a great scene. I like a traditional farm scene with all the farm paraphernalia, but the trees look great around.

Sherri B. said...

What a beautiful barn and property - how lucky you are that you can go back to get more photos! The clouds in your photos are gorgeous, too...

bon bon said...

what a pretty spread. and the clouds were cooperating for you too. lovely series!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

That's one beautiful red barn! Love all the flowers & trees surrounding... plus, if they decorated all those trees w/ lights at Christmastime, it sure would light it up, wouldn't it! Just an idea for them... =)

Thanks for joining, Barb =)

Pamela Gordon said...

This red barn is a beauty. I like the crisp roof lines and the neatness of it along with the nice landscaping. It would be a great place to visit the gardens in summer. Have fun! Pamela

Robyn said...

It's good to see people appreciate an old barn and take care of it. How fun to know the history behind such a treasure.

I can't wait to see the other side. The shape of the barn is interesting.

Zoey said...

Can't wait to see his gardens.

Our lilacs are just beginning to bloom. I have a bouquet on my table right now.

W. Latane Barton said...

That farm is so inviting. I love the look of the whole place.

Tammy said...

Love the lilacs and the simplicity of that 4th shot :)

Geneva said...

Stunning photographs and it's neat that you are getting to know so much about the barn and it's owner. Can't wait to see the gardens and more pictures of the barn.
Good Job!!!
Blessings!
Geneva

Charade said...

I hope you go back after a snowfall. Those trees would look awesome covered in snow with that barn and silo in the background.

Maria Elena said...

Just gorgeous! You take the most beautiful pictures! Great post!

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Incredible photos!!!!!
I've really missed a lot in the last few posts (I'm so overwhelmed with weddings right now) and the photos in the previous post were equally as gorgeous.
I just love your photography, Barb. You're a natural!
Keep these gorgeous photos coming....
Have a beautiful week, my friend. xoxo

Terri Buster said...

Nice barn and the history behind it makes it that much more interesting.

Terrie said...

The historic barn is so well maintained, surrounding is so pretty. Looks it's also a fine day. What a wonderful day out!

Liz said...

What a wonderful old barn! It's always great to get some history about old buildings.

Faye said...

What a distinctive barn design. Glad the owner realizes he has a treasure. And those lilaces are just lovely against the red barn--like seeing purple and red together although I'm not sure their supposedd to be complementary colors.

Marie said...

How wonderful that you met the owner! This is an amazing old barn and I am so glad he is keeping it well tended and is allowing you access to take pictures from all the angles! I love it!