Monday, July 16, 2012

July 16

There is a barn we frequently pass when we go to Bob's moms house. I have always liked it and wanted to get a picture of it, but the road is quite busy and I always thought I would get it later.
Well - last week there was an article in the paper about this barn. It was being taken down!
I live in West Michigan and this barn is being taken down and will be shipped to California where it is being rebuilt to be used as an office building.
I'm glad it's not just being demolished, but I was pretty upset with myself that I never got a picture of it. I went the next night and got these pictures of what remained of the barn.


You can see that this barn had a nice shape. I really like the little dormers on it.



Here is a view from the other side. In this view, you can really see the nice timber framing.



I wanted to include this cute little shed, which was just a few feet from the barn.

Now the barn is gone - I wish I could see it rebuilt, in it's new home!

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23 comments:

Terri Buster said...

Great news that it will be saved and rebuilt. That little shed is nice- looks like it might have been painted red at one time also.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Incredible recycling program. Glad you got these shots before it came down.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Rose said...

Oh, I wish we had a picture of it before this...but at least you got this. And I like that little shed!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I was so sad when you said they were tearing it down, but am now happy that they are moving it. That's better than demolition.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I'm sure it was a grand barn. Glad you got a picture before it was completely gone. I'm sure it will make a beautiful office building. I like the little shed too.

Beth said...

is that a window? too fun. i love the roof. (:

Tanya said...

aw that's sad but it's nice it's getting a second shot...i wonder why it's going all the way to ca though? i wonder if the new owners have a connection to it? i'm glad you were able to get a picture!

LuAnn said...

That is sad but oh I would love some of that barn wood.

S. Etole said...

That sounds like a major project but worthwhile.

Kim, USA said...

I like that tiny window on the front. if it will be given to me I will accept it with open arms hehehe ^_^


Kim,USA

Glenda said...

Someone will have a very special office building! I'm glad the barn will "live on"!

Robyn said...

Office space is a neat idea. It would be fun to see this barn restored.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

You can tell it was a great barn, glad you got a shot of it before it was dismantles completely!

42N said...

This story is similar to the one that I posted on Barn Charm today too.

Elaine said...

Sad to see it being torn down, but good that it will be rebuilt and enjoyed in its new home. Glad you caught this picture. It really shows the bones of the barn.

Kathy said...

Good for you for making the effort to see the barn before its departure. I think you should start making plans to visit in a couple of years. Although in a different location, you will see it in its new function. Wouldn't that be fun!

Beth said...

It's good that it will still live on somewhere. At least you got a photo of enough of it that we can get a really good idea how lovely it was!:>)

EG CameraGirl said...

It's fascinating to see the bare bones of the barn. I agree that it has a great shape.

Tricia Hays said...

I can't believe it's going to be rebuilt in California... I'm terribly sorry to see it go from Wi, but at least it'll still be used... that IS very strange, tho, isn't it. Cute lil shed, too.

Everyone in Ca needs to keep an eye out for this beauty being reconstructed out there & be sure to post pics, we want to see!!! =)

Thank you =)

pattisjarrett said...

I guess someone else loved it, a LOT. :) Glad to hear it gets a new lease on life.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

That is fascinating!!!!!

My biggest complaint about Californians is that they don't value buildings "of a certain age". It seems like houses and even supermarkets and hospitals are always coming down for something newer and better.

I LOVE the idea of the barn being rebuilt here but I'm sorry you're losing it.

xo jj

Kerin said...

Whew! I'm so glad that you were able to get a picture of it!
It's a terrific barn, and I'm glad that it will have a new home and be appreciated by new people :)

Smiles :)
Kerin