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Granary

 

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.

 

Photo taken about 2000

 

Provided by Dorothy Bayes

 

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