This barn sits on a rocky hill north of Preston, Iowa
This beautiful barn stands along a hillside near the
small town of Green Island,Iowa.
This well kept barn was built in 1896 and is still going strong
houseing pigs and cattle and hay. A brick silo stands beside it.
High up on a hill this barn was built in 1920. Besides the usual
of hay and cattle this barn has a basketball hoop inside which
has seen a lot of use over the years.
Barns are sometimes sitting in the middle of nowhere without any house nearby.
Before long this old barn will be just a memory.
Big red barn.
This barn sits tucked away in a valley surrounded by trees
and a cornfield north of Bellevue,Iowa
Not many people realize there are just a couple of log cabins
in the state of Iowa and in Jackson County there are 2 known
to exist. What a treasure this 1830 log cabin is to find.
While driving down a gravel road north of Bellevue , Iowa this treasured
log cabin was almost missed as it sits hidden from view by the red barn
and low and behold there is also an outhouse too..what a find.If the walls
of these buildings could only talk!
Treasures of old can be found in many places.
This barn built in 1940 is one of several well kept barns on this
farm and has a windmill behind it. The big barn to the left and in
the background was built around 1900 with wooden peg construction.
Another barn on the same farm as above with another view
of the windmill .... Like I said before always have to be on the
lookout for barns with windmills.
This barn by Preston Iowa was built in 1926. A corn crib sits
by this barn that has carved in a wooden board the date and the
name of the person who helped build the barn along with a sketch
of the curved roof , what a blueprint. 20+ yrs ago high winds from
a storm almost blew over the barn but with help from neighbors
and lots of log chains they straightened the leaning barn back up
and put steel rods all the way threw from one side to the other as
support and also added X's of wood for more support throughout the
barn as well. It once was used as a dairy barn and they milked 50-70 cows.
In the loft of this old barn people used to come from all around
the area for a good ol' barn dance.
Just north of Bellevue Iowa sits this 30x50ft red barn which has been
freshly painted and the year 1926 stenciled on to show the date
the barn was built. The boards on the top half of this barn are
wainscoted which makes this barn unique in its own way.
Between the towns of Miles and Preston Iowa is this big
well kept barn that has 2 foot cut out letters that spell out
the proud owners name.
This big 30 ft fiddle painted on the silo sits along side a
renovated dairy barn catches your eye on highway 52 between
Sabula and Bellevue Iowa. People know it as the Mooney Hollow Barn
(Reception Hall and Saloon) where bands play and you can dance
on the largest wooden floor (30ft X 30ft) in Iowa.
Sitting in the background of the big fiddle sits this windmill .
Just south of Bellevue sits this ivy covered barn.
This family farm is marked with one of the best markers anyone
one could build ..a Big Red Barn with the family name on it sits
south of Bellevue along the Maquoketa River.. and there is also a windmill.
The round wooden peg in the picture above is inside the barn below .
Barns nowadays are not built with that special feature.
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Just outside of the Historic town of St. Donatus is this big red barn.
This old barn sits at the bottom of some foothills south of Bellevue.This octagon barn has seen many yrs go by but with some work it could be usable again.
Floor support beams still have the bark on the trees and
were hand carved at the ends to fit snugly in place.
There are 4 big tree trunks in the center of this 8 sided
barn that are used for support.
This barn sits out in the middle of nowhere without any other buildings nearby.
This barn built in 1912 is wider than normal and has bark on
many of its support timbers. The barn?s top hip is longer then
the lower hip which is something you don?t see in many barns.
Time goes by and barns start to fall apart but yet the stories remain.
Baby pigs were born in this old hog house and kids have climbed up
on the roof to play or maybe just to get away and have some time to
think by themselves.
This limestone barn one of the oldest in Iowa built in 1839 , sits in the middle of this
historic Luxembourgish village of St. Donatas.
This barn built in the 1880's is two barns in one, one section has
horse stalls , wooden hay track with hayfork and pulleys. The other
part which was done in 1911 has 16 cow stations for milking cows ,
automatic cow watering cups, manure bucket and track.
The Stewart Family Barn was built in 1861 and was honored in 2016
by receiving the Heritage farm Award ( 150 yrs in the same family)
this barn has numerous natural unhewn timber beams and in the
bottom floor tree branches some with the bark still on lay side
by side that create a floor for loose hay. The 4 pictures below
are more pictures of the same barn.