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Historic Preservation & Archaeology > Learn About Topics > Buildings & Bridges > Architectural Styles > Single Crib Log Barn Style Single Crib Log Barn Style

Single Crib Log Barn Style
A Single Crib Barn
Morgan County, IN


The single crib forms the basic unit from which a variety of barn types developed. Crib barns flourished in the Upland South where people of Germanic and British ancestry used readily available timber in constructing crib barns of horizontal, hewn log construction.