Barn, Washington, Illinois

Update: The barn was still standing in 2013 but it is now gone.

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.

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  1. 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imagine the salvage value of that wood (for all sorts of non-construction purposes) would far exceed the value of an outdated, albeit admirable, structure.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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