Monday, April 11, 2011

Barn Charm - Old Barns Never Die

Andy | Monday, April 11, 2011 | Best Blogger Tips

The Somerville silo and barn is just fading away. In 1877, this property was one of two farmed by Samuel Somerville and his wife Marion Wilson, who emigrated from Scotland in 1852. See more barns at Barn Charm.

17 comments:

  1. The foundation and silo look mighty sturdy!

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  2. Its a shame this Barn can't be restored. Hate to see it so neglected. Great shot.

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  3. Each of those stones in the foundation was chosen and placed by hand. Isn't it amazing how well they stand the test of time. Another building could be built on this and if taken care of it could stand another 200 years.

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  4. A lovely old silo! Perfect for barn charm. :)

    PS: I bought a milk jug. Thinking of featuring it on my blog. ;-)

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  5. Great image. That foundation and silo will be there for several more generations.

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  6. Always sad to see the barn gone, but that foundation is beautiful. I see a lot of those torn down too but I think one would make the most wonderful walled garden.

    ~Andrea~

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  7. I bet that was a fine barn in its day...wish it was still standing or that you had an old photo to show us.

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  8. Those stonemason pioneers sure knew how to build to last.

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  9. Such a historical barn and silo. One would think the town or someone would want this restored. MB

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  10. Lovely photo! The stone foundations were built to last.

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  11. it's always so sad to me to see these just deserted and lonely when i think of all they life they once had...

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  12. This makes me want to cry...it is so sad. It is such a shame these wonderful places have to fade away due to the economy and the cost of restoring them. We have many newer barns in this county which are just rotting in front of my eyes. You asked about the trees in my James River post. That was taken i Richmond, VA, 10 days ago so yes, we are way ahead of you. Here in the western part of the state we have much colder weather so we are a bit behind. I really love the train tracks because I am a little girl when it comes to trains, and I got to see one LONG train as we were walking along the trail. Loved reading one of your posts telling us all the different vehicles you have driven in your lifetime....very interesting.

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  13. 1877?! Incredible! That much of the barn is what's left from waaay back then?! Great find & that's for adding the history of the place... I'm always interested in that aspect, too!!! =)

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  14. I meant to type *thanks* for adding... sorry

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  15. Looks like a medieval fortress. How I wish I could have seen it in it's prime. Great capture, Andy. :)

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  16. I would say...without really knowing...this is definitely a European structure. Great use of stone and design! Beautiful.

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