121 Chandler Cove Road
Marshall NC 28753

Year Built: Late 1800s

Historic Owners: Ramsey family: John Ramsey, or his son, Andrew Jackson Ramsey. Later, Catholic Church of the Diocese of Raleigh; Carl Mumpower, absent owner.


This barn was built and owned by the Ramsey family. (See Family history and deed search) It was more recently known as the Joe Chandler barn, caretaken by Joe Chandler who lived across the road.

Historic Use: livestock barn adapted to air-cure burley tobacco

Type of Construction: Post and Beam, Timber Frame, Mortise and tenon, Sawn lumber, Hewn Timbers, Notched Logs, and Stud Frame

Siding Materials: Milled Boards, Lattice, and Exposed logs

Roof Shape: Gable

Roofing Materials: Split wood Shingles and 5-V metal

Roof Framing: Milled rafters

Foundation: Dry-Laid Stone

Species of Wood: Chestnut and Various Other

Hinges: Commercial Metal

Fasteners: Wire nails and Cut Nails

Additional Features:

Occasional use of wire nails
Cut nails dominant especially on the lattice
Wood pegs might be present but are not in view
Additional traditional features: deeply cut half dovetail corner notching, appear to be full dovetail at first glance; frequent use of chestnut round poles and beams with bark on; lapped poplar siding on gable ends; wood feed trough carved from half log; hay racks/mangers of paling sticks; classic slide door latches; common use of cut nails on lattice.

Outbuildings: a log building remains on the property and has the form and characteristics of a flue-cured tobacco barn. It has since been used as a dwelling and for storage. The main house was a large 2-storey frame house. The property was once owned by the Catholic Ch

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John Ramsey or Joe Chandler Barn