Monday, June 18, 2012

Barn Charm, Again! (#3 For Me!)

Yay! I'm participating in another "Barn Charm"!

Of course, these two "Barn Charm" photos are from Living History Farms, in Urbandale, IA. Living History Farms is a large, open-air "museum" showcasing what life was like in Iowa in 1875 (like my previous two "Barn Charm" entries).

The first photo here, is an exterior view of the "Flynn Barn," which I've learned is on the National Registry of Historic Places.

And the next photo, taken from inside the barn, is a bit of history about what this barn (and the "Martin Flynn Farm") would've been like in 1875.
I know it's hard to read (but if you click on the photo, you may be able to read it, sorta-kinda). Basically, Flynn was a prosperous businessman who'd built a home and farm there, with building taking place between 1870-1871, and raising short-horn cattle.

Even if you can't read the print within the photo, you can at least see where the barn was in relation to the "Flynn Mansion" (to the left), and the fenced off pastures (to the right).

"Barn Charm" is hosted by Bluff Area Daily. Please click on the button below to view the rest of this week's "Barn Charm" entries.


21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that's a fine looking barn. i like all the windows.

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Another good shot! Love the way you work in the history, too. For me, it makes the barn come alive! thanks for sharing. . .

Rose said...

It really is a wonderful barn...

Bev said...

Not often I see a yellow barn...beautiful!

judi/Gmj said...

She's a beauty.. wait.. are barns female like ships?

Mari said...

It's a beautiful barn - love the yellow color.
PS - I love your header shot!

Jill said...

Wonderful barn!

Pamela Gordon said...

This is a beauty! I like the colour too.

Carol said...

What a gorgeous yellow barn! So nice to know some of its history.

bon bon said...

it's so nice to get to experience those tangible bits of history. :o)

Beth said...

what a great find. (:

Tanya said...

very nice!

Tricia Hays said...

Ohhh I love it when the history is posted of these ol barns! Looks like a great place & thank you so much for joining =)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What neat barns you found!

Tina´s PicStory said...

beautiful pics! :)

Faye said...

Small world, Sonya! I'm just now remembering that a thousand years ago I actually toured this living history farm. At the time I was working for a large national farm organization (Farm Burea) and we did teacher training to help them incorporate education about agriculture in their curricula. A tour of this farm was one of the training activities. Remember the house more than the barn.

Debbie said...

a living history farm sounds so fun!! what a nice looking place and yellow "to boot"!!

i always love reading about the history of these old places!!

Elaine said...

Lovely old barn and wonderful that it's being used to recreate the past. Looks like Mr. Flynn did all right for himself--the house looks like it's as big as the barn.

Carletta said...

I love all the windows and the color and the patina of the paint on the doors - lovely!
A wonderful find and knowing it's in a museum means it will be kept in good condition.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Neat looking barn!

Carole said...

Great barn!

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