Firestone Barn

Summary

The Firestone barn is a Pennsylvania-German bank barn, an American barn type with Swiss origins. They are called bank barns because the barn is built into a bank, allowing wagons to be driven into the upper floor. Bank barns combined multiple farm functions under a single roof. Livestock were kept in the lower floor, crops on the upper floor.

The Firestone barn is a Pennsylvania-German bank barn, an American barn type with Swiss origins. They are called bank barns because the barn is built into a bank, allowing wagons to be driven into the upper floor. Bank barns combined multiple farm functions under a single roof. Livestock were kept in the lower floor, crops on the upper floor.

Artifact

Barn

Date Made

circa 1830

Creators

Firestone, Nicholas, 1767-1847 

Place of Creation

United States, Ohio, Columbiana 

Creator Notes

Barn was built in Columbiana County, Ohio about 1830, probably by Nicholas Firestone.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Working Farms District

Object ID

83.1.0.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)

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