Saturday, November 22, 2014

Eight Sides

This octagonal barn was built in 1905. We pass by it every time we go on our 25 mile trip for grocery shopping. It’s located on the Woodburne Farm Road in Dimock Township, Susquehanna County. For many years I’ve wanted to take its picture. I think it is an oddity and unconventional. The traffic on the road is usually too much to stop but today we had a chance and I went for it. When I arrived home I did a bit of research and see that others have photographed this same structure. From what I observe, it has been kept up pretty well for its age. This barn has white horizontal siding, sectional conical roof and a louvered cupola. Do you have one in your state? I learned that we have more round barns and homes and we have hexagonal homes as well. 
 There is a road that goes down in front of the barn. I felt lucky to get the backside view.

The pictures below were taken by several others through the years. It is a nice old  barn, isn't it!
Mike MacCarter

 Trish Kane

  Trish Kane


 William Wellman

Susan Kelly
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  1. it's a beauty. i live in a nonagon, myself. our home is 9-sided.

  2. Wow! A nine sided house! Anyway, I think I may have seen one of these in New Hampshire or maybe it's just the drugs.

  3. That's really different. I don't think I've ever seen one.

  4. That's really different. I don't think I've ever seen one before.