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Basement Barn
A Basement Barn
Wayne County, IN
DRAWING BY AUDRA CIURAITE

 

Farmers could increase the usefulness of barns by exposing all or most of the basement story. This provided space for animals while grain processing and storage, as in English barns, occurred above.