Tobacco Barn - Charlottesville, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 38° 00.508 W 078° 27.868
17S E 722605 N 4209788
Quick Description: A barn located on the lawn of the Michie Tavern.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 3/4/2016 12:49:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMQMRE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
Views: 3

Long Description:
The sign says, "This barn was once a place to hang and dry harvested tobacco plants. Tobacco was the primary cash crop in early Virginia. Many large land-holders, including the Michies, grew tobacco as their principal money-making crop.

However, in time, these same planters cursed tobacco for depleting the soil. Furthermore, as the 19th century appreciate, tobacco became less profitable. Farmers switched to wheat, corn, and other 'small grains' which allowed the Old Dominion to me more self-sufficient.

This barn was relocated to Michie Tavern in 1993. In the near future, this structure will be restored like The Clothier and Metal Smith Shop."
Construction: Wood

Is this a 'working' barn?: Packing Shed (used for sorting and packing fruits and vegetables)


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