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Barns of Connecticut

Markham Starr

Publication Year: 2013

Featuring more than 100 stunning full-color photographs along with helpful diagrams and historic photos, Barns of Connecticut captures both the iconic and the unique, including historic and noteworthy barns. The book discusses the importance of barns to Connecticut agriculture across our state and up to the present day. Markham Starr's Barns of Connecticut offers a lovely introduction to the architectural, functional, and agricultural roles these structures played in early Connecticut. Through text and color photographs, it tells a story of change and continuity. From the earliest colonial structures to the low steel buildings of modern dairy farms, barns have adapted to meet the needs of each generation; they've stored wheat, hay, and tobacco, and housed farm animals and dairy cows. These enduring structures display the optimism, ingenuity, hard work, and practicality of the people who tend land and livestock throughout the state.

Published by: Wesleyan University Press

Series: Garnet Books


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If you have ever walked into an old barn, you can probably still recall the emotions you experienced. If you have never been in such a building, I suggest you avail yourself of the first opportunity. The colors, textures, and aromas...

Barns of Connecticut

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I have studied architecture and barn construction off and on for more than thirty years, having first worked as a restoration carpenter for a large maritime museum before starting a timber framing company dedicated to building reproduction homes...

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Barn Hunting in Connecticut

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pp. 159-169

Barns like those found on the pages of this book can be discovered on nearly every old road in Connecticut. One of the most valuable resources for the modern barn hunter is the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation’s project Historic Barns of Connecticut Survey. Through...

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E-ISBN-13: 9780819574046
Print-ISBN-13: 9780819574039

Page Count: 180
Publication Year: 2013

Series Title: Garnet Books