Barn This Way: 6 Picture-Perfect Historic Barns
Whenever we get a chance to include a photo of a barn in a Preservation magazine story layout, we can’t help uttering a sigh of contentment. It’s just an inescapable fact—people love barns. Their clean lines, time-honored forms, and organic materials appeal to both the modernists and traditionalists among us.
Barns appear in rural and small-town landscapes in every region of the country. They also play major roles in classic works of literature like Animal Farm, Charlotte's Web, and East of Eden. While they're often still used for agricultural purposes, some have been converted into restaurants, hotels, and houses with wood walls and expansive interior spaces. Others remain empty, waiting for a new purpose.
Below, we bring you six barns from the pages of Preservation magazine for your viewing pleasure.