13690 NC Highway 209
Hot Springs NC 28743

Year Built: completed Oct 21, 1953 as written in concrete step

Historic Owners: Homer Reeves, son Clyde Reeves


Homer Reeves had the barn built (1895 to 1989) by Mr. Arthur Gunter, whose name was written in the concrete as well as the date Oct 21 1953.

Account from owner Sandy Rollins: “According to Uncle Dean, the timber for the lumber used in the barn came from the mountain behind Uncle Floyd Askew’s and Grandpa Askew’s houses.  (across road to the east) My grandfather, Homer Reeves, sawed the trees into lumber for the barn.  He had a sawmill next to the highway in corner of the field below my house.  My grandfather and my daddy, Clyde Reeves, drew the plans for the barn themselves.  I remember my daddy saying he designed every crack in that barn and that he had a difficult time convincing my grandfather to put the vent things on top of the barn.  Arthur Gunter from Meadow Fork built the barn.

Historic Use: livestock barn: although it appears to be a classic dairy barn, it was never used as one.

Type of Construction: Post and Beam, Sawn lumber, and Stud Frame

Siding Materials: Milled Boards and Lattice

Roof Shape: Gambrel

Roofing Materials: 5-V metal

Roof Framing: Milled rafters

Foundation: Concrete

Species of Wood: Various Other

Hinges: Commercial Metal

Fasteners: Wire nails

Additional Features:

hay fork still intact

Outbuildings: large garage building, moved from Cold Springs, also used for milking the cow.

NOTE: The information above is an abridged list. For the full unabridged list (complete details), please download the PDF of the Data Form above.

Homer Reeves Barn