bank barn

Isaac Kremer/ January 31, 2021/ / 0 comments

A barn built into a slope, or with a bank of earth against one side, so that the main floor is at grade on one side and one story above grade on the other side; allowed hay or grain wagons to enter the barn for unloading on the upper banked side or to pull alongside at the lower level for loading; most common in the mid-Atlantic states, especially Pennsylvania and Delaware, beginning in the second quarter of the 19th century. See also driveway floor, Pennsylvania barn. Photo from Millbrook Village Historic Site, Millbrook, New Jersey, 2021. (Bucher, 1996)

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