For anyone who has ever admired a barn on an old country lane, this is the story of that barn and many others in Southeastern Pennsylvania, or, specifically, "the hearth," the area east of the Susquehanna River and South of the Blue Mountains. One of the earliest-settled areas in North America, this region of the Keystone State, which includes Lehigh, Bucks, and Lancaster Counties, is home to an astounding 20,000 standing barns, in various states of repair, built from the early 1800s on. Discussed in this text are the primary factors that have determined the fundamental structures and appearances of the six great barn classifications, including forest resources. Other featured topics are architectural aspects and regionalisms, dates of construction, survival of 18th-century examples, mysterious decorations, and barn preservation. Completing this treatise are representative color photographs, building plan sketches, charts conveying the prevalence of types, and a glossary of barn terms.
|Publisher:||Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Greg Huber is a barn and house historian, consultant and ownerof Past Perspectives and Eastern Barn Consultantshistoriccultural resource companies. He has authored more than 210 articles on houseand barn architecture and is co-author of two books.
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The Historic Barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania: Architecture & Preservation, Built 1750?1900 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This is a beautifully illustrated well researched book on barns in Pennsylvania. There is a lot information in this book. The book is well organized with the different styles of barns, types of construction, terms, and a review of other books for further reading. The author does offer a lot of numbers and statistics but I preferred the history of the styles and the photographs. Reading this book is like taking an armchair trip through the countryside. Anyone with an interest in regional history and agriculture will enjoy this book.