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Herman Farm, Barn, North side of Showalter Road, East of I-81, Hagerstown, Washington County, MD



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Location
East of I-81, Hagerstown vicinity, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-993-B
Building/structure dates: 1856
Significance: The Hermans Farm barn is dated on a cornerstone, May, 1856, as is a well documented and intact example of a prevalent barn type of south central Pennsylvania and mid-Maryland throughout the 19th century. Like most barns in the area it has Germanic influence as evidenced in its use of a cantilevered forebay. The major significance of the barn lies in the excellent documentation that establishes its construction date, for whom it was built and a description in an advertisement of its appearance at 32 years after construction when it was sold. The fact that the major architectural elements of the barn have remained untouched enhance its value as an indicator of a prosperous farmer's agricultural practices and preferences. The general architectural character of the barn is typical of the region's mid-19th century agricultural buildings.

Subjects
Agriculture
Barns


Related Names
Nye, Larry, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW NORTH, SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATION
2. VIEW NORTHWEST, SOUTH AND EAST ELEVATIONS
3. VIEW SOUTHWEST, EAST AND NORTH ELEVATIONS
4. VIEW SOUTH, NORTH (REAR) ELEVATION
5. VIEW SOUTHEAST, NORTH AND WEST ELEVATIONS, HOUSE TO LEFT
6. VIEW NORTHEAST, WEST AND SOUTH ELEVATIONS, WASH HOUSE AND HOUSE TO RIGHT
7. DETAIL, DATE STONE, SOUTHEAST CORNER, EAST FOUNDATION WALL
8. DETAIL, WEST FOUNDATION WALL AND WAGON SHED, NORTHEAST VIEW
9. DETAIL, WEST FOUNDATION WALL AND WAGON SHED, SOUTHEAST VIEW
10. INTERIOR, GROUND FLOOR, EAST VIEW
11. INTERIOR, GROUND FLOOR, SOUTHWEST VIEW
12. INTERIOR, UPPER FLOOR SHOWING FRAMING SYSTEM, NORTHWEST VIEW
13. INTERIOR, UPPER FLOOR SHOWING FRAMING SYSTEM, NORTHEAST VIEW
14. INTERIOR, EAST GABLE WALL SHOWING VENTILATORS


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