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The Barn and Chicken House


This is typical of a turn-of-the-century barn in Monroe County, Ohio.  Built on rolling land, provided opportunities that would have to be added to a structure built on flat land.  Drainage, for example was seldom a problem.  The large hay-doors could be built on the upper side of the barn making access ramps for teams and wagons easier or sometimes unnecessary.  Multiple levels facilitated storage and accommodated livestock on the warmer lower levels.


The chicken house is the structure to the right of the barn and in the upper right corner of the picture.


Photo taken 2000


Provided by Dorothy Bayes


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