Metel farm sheds in a summer scene with crops growing in the background. It is common to see these vines on many barns,silos and sheds in our area. Also an Oak tree sits on the left and serves nicely to balance the
scene. This is a barn of sorts, to house farm machinery and emplaments
( In the beginning: American barn styles
Early in American history, basically three barn styles were used: the Pennsylvania Dutch, Jamestown colonists barns, and barns of New England, such as the saltbox. Differences resulted from availability of building materials and individual builders� quirks.
Some barns were built for specific purposes: horse breeding, dairy farming, cattle feeding, drying tobacco and livery barns. As the westward migration gained strength, barns in the Midwest and West developed their own style. Although they echoed Eastern styles, the Western barn, Prairie barns and Pennsylvania Standard reflected the rancher�s different needs.
Added to those were unique entries, su...