An important building on most of the old Monroe County farms was the drive-through granary. The granary above with the tractor parked in the drive-through, is typical. Grain and tobacco loaded on a wagon could drive through the granary and be unloaded. A second story frequently served as storage or a workshop.
Corn, still on the ear, was commonly stored in one or both of the bins that form the first story of the granary. It could be shoveled into the bins from a wagon that was pulled through the drive-through using a 10-pronged pitchfork or a scoop-shovel. Click here for a view of the corncrib from inside the granary.
Provided by Dorothy Bayes