John Messer Barn - 1875 - Great Smoky Natl Park, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 35° 41.218 W 083° 23.917
17S E 282946 N 3951881
Quick Description: A cantilever barn as local desgin which has a large over-hanging hay loft on two cribs. Only two left in GSMNP.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2014 8:38:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMKF8D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
Views: 6

Long Description:
Located one mile up the Porter Creek Trail (Waymark WMKDH0). This barn design, unique to the region, is known as "cantilever" where there is a large over-hanging upper loft supported on two cribs. The purpose of the raised loft was to keep the hay dry and free of mold by allowing air circulation from below. (Reference)

The structure is now maintained by the national park as evidenced by some new boards (but keeping in the historical style).

Construction: Wood

Is this a 'working' barn?: Abandoned (empty)

No longer in use, but preserved as part of the historical site.

Distinctive Features: Other (describe below)

Other Distinctive Features:
Only one of two cantilever barns in GSMNP. (Other is in Cades Cove.)

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