The Barn Melting Pot part 1:
I am often asked the question of where we get our barns. When I reply, “Mostly from New York,” I am then asked, aren’t there good barns in other states?
To answer this question takes a history lesson. First, there are proportionately few barns in the western United States that are timber-framed. This is because the Westward movement in the U.S. coincided with the advent of the Industrial Revolution in the 1800’s. As America industrialized and sawmills took the place of hand-hewing in the building of timber frames, there were fewer and fewer handcrafted, heavy timber frames built as settlers moved west. So the largest concentration of good, old timber frames is in the east. And since the warm climate of the south was not conducive to long life in wooden farm buildings, and the warmer southern winters did not require farmers to necessarily have large barns, this left the biggest and best East Coast barns in the northeast. To be continued...
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