Creedence Clearwater Revival. Patsy Cline. Cilla Black. First Class. The Hollies. Kawina Creole Group. Doug Kershaw. Rod Bernard. Rockin' Dopsie. How to Order. International Shipping. Return Policy. Order Items by Catalog. View Catalogs Online. Safe Shopping Guarantee. Livestock were kept on one side of the barn while feed was stored on the other. Dutch Barns Dutch barns are among the oldest and rarest American barns and are known for their broad, gabled roofs, corner stock doors, clapboarding and center wagon doors.
Popular in New York and New Jersey in the s, these barns have a distinctive, H-shaped structure, which provided a rigid core to support the broad, gabled roof and walls. They feature a spacious center aisle with a plank floor for unloading wagons and for grain threshing. The Dutch-style half doors were situated to allow prevailing winds to disperse chaff when threshing on the barn floor.
A pent roof or pentice over the center doors gave protection from the elements. Flanking animal doors at the corners and holes near the roof to admit swallows and martins are typical Dutch barn elements.
The side aisles were used to house cattle and draft animals, as well as to store feed and hay. Unlike most other barns, the internal structure of the Dutch barn is relatively protected from the elements and can often survive exterior decay.
The name of this barn comes from the one to six cribs built inside the structure for storage or for housing livestock. Smaller crib barns were used exclusively for feed storage.
Crib barns were built primarily in the s and were most often made from unchinked logs occasionally covered with wood siding and wood-shingled, gabled roofs.
Crib barns with roofs that were later replaced can be seen with tin or asphalt coverings. Similar to dog-trot houses, the double-crib barn, commonly found in Appalachia, consists of two cribs separated by a breezeway and covered by a single roof. The doors could either face front or toward the breezeway. The first story was used for stabling with the breezeway, usually used for grain threshing. The second story loft was used for hay and grain storage. Prairie Barns One of the most common barns in the American landscape, prairie barns also called Western barns, one of which is pictured above , were the barn of choice for farmers in the West and Southwest because large livestock herds required great storage space for hay and grain.
These large, wooden barns provided plenty of storage space for feed and could house livestock if necessary. Long roofs that often reach nearly to the ground created ample space; these barns were built throughout the s as agriculture spread westward. The prairie barn is similar to the Dutch barn with regards to the long, low rooflines and the internal arrangements of animal enclosures on either side of a central, open space.
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