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Norris Farm, Forebay Bank Barn, .5 mile west of County Road 857 & .25 mile east of, Cheat Neck, Monongalia County, WV



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B&W Photos

HB1297809
BWPhotos 381802

HB1297810
BWPhotos 381803


Item Title
BWPhotos 381803

Location
.5 mile west of County Road 857 & .25 mile east of, Cheat Neck vicinity, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WV-298-B
Building/structure dates: 1860 initial construction
Significance: The barn located on the Norris farm is an example of a forebay bank barn that was popular during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Pennsylvania. The barn may represent a migration pattern since George Baker, the second owner of the farm, was originally from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Mr. Baker might have brought this particular building style with him from southern Pennsylvania. Because of the modern development of agricultural lands and modern styles of barns, the forebay bank barn is a style that is quickly disappearing in the local area.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Agriculture
Bank Barns


Related Names
Baker, George
Shelley, Robert, Photographer
KCI Technologies, Incorporated, Delineator
Parker, Margaret Bishop, Historian
Walls, Gail Lin, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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