Jones Livestock Barn, Tobaccoville Road (moved to South Main Street, Old, Bethania, Forsyth County, NC
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Old, Bethania, NC
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS NC-240
Building/structure dates: 1840 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1961 subsequent work
Part of building/structure is in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC.
Significance: The barn on the Jones Plantation at Bethania, was built in 1840 as a shelter for livestock and hay. It was constructed of heavy timber, hand hewn by the slaves of the plantation. The barn was so well planned and solidly constructed, that throughout its 115 years of active service, no major changes have been necessary. In 1958, the barn was donated to the Old Salem Restoration Program and early in 1961 is was dismantled and reconstructed in Old Salem where it now stands as an example of early utilitarian construction in North Carolina.
Moving Of Structures
Marshall, M. G., Delineator
Jones, W. W., Delineator
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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