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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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.5 mile west of County Road 857 & .25 mile east of, Cheat Neck vicinity, WV
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
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.
Shelley, Robert, Photographer
KCI Technologies, Incorporated, Delineator
Parker, Margaret Bishop, Historian
Walls, Gail Lin, Historian
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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