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Lowe Barn - Largo, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member debbado
N 27° 52.921 W 082° 48.620
17R E 321793 N 3085449
Quick Description: Built 1911-1912. Moved 1976. Located inside Heritage Village.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 11/26/2008 11:29:19 AM
Waymark Code: WM5859
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Crystal Sound
Views: 10

Long Description:
The Lowe Barn was built in 1911-1912. Wesley Lowe used cypress lumber, a rot resistant wood, as the foundation for this functional structure. The new owner Paul Randolph added the stables and pens on each side of the barn.

Wesley and Mary Lowe farmed a variety of crops in the Anona region, a community that grew up around Wesley's father homestead. As their family business grew, so did the need for a larger barn. By 1911 the family replaced a smaller barn with this one. Wesley's son Sumner recalled "handing wood up from the little barn to his father" as the family salvaged the lumber for the new building.

The Lowes stored hay in the barn and they kept horses and cows. Sumner fondly remembered his father kept a horse drawn buggy and wagon in this barn before they purchased their first automobile.
Original Location: N 27° 53.260 W 082° 49.950

Type of move: City to City

Building Status: Public

How it was moved: Not listed

Related Website: Not listed

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