Forbidden knowledge » « Still waiting… Visiting a 100 year old barn We got out of the house this afternoon and poked around a local landmark, the Frank Schott barn. Built in 1923 out of stone and cement, it’s major overkill for its purpose as a dairy barn. An impressive construction! MNopedia has an article on the barn. Share this:PrintEmailShare on TumblrTweet Forbidden knowledge » « Still waiting…
Looks like the dinosaurs ate all the spiders.
@seachange, it’s a tad young for that.
Besides, can’t you see the sabertooth cat scratches on the upper walls? They were murder when we went to school, they loved to shred our homework!
When it looks that good I don’t mind a little overkill.
Over here we have barns that are more than 400 years old and are still in use.
Marcus Ranum says
Damn, that’s a barn.
Sigh… I read 100 year old barn and see the image and think the 1870s or so.
See 1923 and think “who in their right mind thinks 1923 is a century old and … oh”
But, wow, that is overkill.
Ariaflame, BSc, BF, PhD says
Good amount of thermal mass on that thing.
didn’t they put roofs on buildings 100 yrs ago? ;)
PZ Myers says
Yes. It collapsed in the 1970s. It was made of wood rather than stone, and had to cope with snow and wind. We found a few fragments of lumber in the grass from, probably, the roof.
A whole HUNDRED years old?
It looks like the roof leaked for a while before collapsing inward, hence the upper course of stonework is gone on the presenting side.
Damned shame, with only a bit of TLC, that thing could’ve lasted far, far longer.