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English Barn Style
An English Barn
Montgomery County, IN
DRAWING BY AUDRA CIURAITE

 

Also called a Yankee or 3-bay threshing barn, the English barn is a common type throughout the state. Its form and function are rooted in the English tradition of barns devoted to grain processing and storage. Doors are always located on the broad sides.