autumn splendour

Monday, June 25, 2012

on it's last legs






Sagging roof and propped up with poles, this barn is on
it's last legs.


a drive through door.

This barn is across from the greenhouse I shop at and I was
told that this barn will be torn down this year.




Do you see the light colour at the edge of the hill next to the
smaller barn?  A new barn is being built.  It looks small.





This barn has been a landmark on the landscape for a long time.

I will miss it.




I am linking with Barn Charm # 91.


Blessings,

Pamela

35 comments:

  1. Oh it's too bad, yet it's so large and gone so far that I'm sure it would be an astronomical cost to fix it. Hope that someone repurposes those beams and boards and shakes, too.

    We were shocked last week to find that one of the barns in our corner, which we thought was going to be torn down, was repaired! It has a new roof and new siding. Course, it's far smaller than this one.

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  2. I know what you mean. I hate to see them torn down...it breaks my heart. I took some barn photos one time and later the barn was torn down. I was so glad that I had finally stopped to photograph it! I'll have to look through old photos for the picture! I'm having a giveaway...hope you'll stop by soon! Hugs

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  3. that sure is one saggy, baggy roof!! i like the gray, shake shingles!!

    the last image is sooo pretty, what a beautiful scene!!

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  4. Awww Pamela such gorgeous pictures of a sweet charming vulnerable barn! I really love the second to last shot. Thank you for visiting my blog!

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  5. At least you have good photos of it before it is taken down.

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  6. I love that barn too! Look at it every time I go to Grey's, Guess I'd better get some pics of it soon or it will be gone...

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  7. Hi Pamela
    Good thing you got a few photos of it. Has anyone in your area put together a book on the past and present barns?
    Judith

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  8. Funny that our titles are almost the same - except your barn is an "it" and mine is a "her"! Your barn is going to be torn down and mine will probably just fall down and go boom!

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  9. I'm surprised that the owners shored it up since it's going to be torn down anyway. Most people seem to just let barns fall on their own.

    I don't think I've ever seen a cedar shake barn like that. I imagine restoring it w/ new shakes would be fairly expensive.

    Of course any restoration is expensive. I know after having talked to the owner of the barn I featured last week, that keeping an older barn in good condition is difficult. I can attest to the cost of repairing a barn that a previous owner has let fall into disrepair. Aluminum siding helps to alleviate the cost and save the underlying structure, but that can't be done if the building is of any historical significance.

    It's really too bad that this one is slated for demolition. It looks like it was fabulous at one time. Glad you captured it. :-)

    Noteworthy Musings - Barn Charm #91

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  10. Glad you got pictures of this - what a great barn. Sorry to see it go.

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  11. it is still really pretty with its shake siding. even with the pole props. :) but time will take us all, i guess.

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  12. Oh, I wish it was not falling down...I would love to know how old it is.

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  13. I hate to see old buildings torn down. I even enjoy seeing a barn half fallen down in the country. Great photo with the poles holding it up! :)

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  14. It's so sad when local landmarks disappear. So much of our history just falls down, or is pulled down, like this barn. It's sad.

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  15. Interesting they could prop it up a bit longer with poles!

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  16. I love the old barns...but I guess they can only last so long!

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  17. At one time I bet this was a lovely place. Those poles aren't going to do much good and I wonder why they are trying to keep it up.
    Lovely shots!

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  18. Too bad it's going to be torn down. It's sad to see the old barns go.

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  19. Yes, it is too bad as barns lighthouses and outhouses are becoming a thing of the past. Your pictures are looking so lovely, great job. You will have to let me know where this one is so I can visit and take pictures before it is gone...I take pictures of the above, lol

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  20. Aww, too bad. I love old barns and covered bridges. Glad you had the chance to take some photos before it is gone. Stop by for a cup of tea if you have the chance~
    shawn

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  21. I am so glad we are preserving the barns in photos, at least! There are so many that are gone now, or going soon. Great catch of this one!

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  22. oh, wow ... i think it could use some help. but it looks likes the owner is a bit busy to take the time to get it fixed up. ha. ha!! (:

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  23. It's always sad to see old barns torn down or deteriorate from time. Glad you were able to enjoy its beauty and capture it in photos. Diane

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  24. The new barns being built today just don't have the same character as these old barns -- I'm glad you were able to capture this one before it's gone.

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  25. oh i hate that it's being torn down :(

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  26. I love to see how they have tried so hard to keep it going by propping it up!

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  27. My heart just cries when they have to take down a old barn. Such history gone just like that.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  28. I think every barn has its own history!! Too bad this one has to go. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada. PS Thanks for the visit.

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  29. Hi Pamela! I know life must go on and not every one has the money or the need to restore some of these olden structures, but if that barn could talk, wouldn't it be fun to hear the stories. It looks really big too. Thank you for taking your wonderful snaps and sharing them with us.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  30. What a great looking barn! It's too bad it's falling, but at least someone has tried to keep it propped up.

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  31. Poor old thing. However, better that a new barn is being built than the farm being turned into a housing district.

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  32. Very beautiful barn & I really love the blue sky & green grass! WoW! =)

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  33. Pamela, those rural skylines are beautiful. Shame about the saggy old barn. Do they recycle any of the materials when they pull a barn down?
    Paul

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  34. I just love these photos of the old barn. A few years ago I took some photos of a local barn against fall foliage and was so surprised when the following spring we travelled the same road and the barn was torn down and a new house was built in it's place. I liked the old barn better. =)

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  35. Wonderful old barn. Sad to see it go. I hope they incorporate as much of the old material as possible or at least send it to a salvage yard for others to enjoy.

    Thanks for visiting my old and new barn this week.

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