199 Joe Payne Road at 87 Hawk’s Nest Trail
Marshall NC 28753

Year Built: 1930s

Historic Owners: Loye Worley Evin Worley, wife Addie, son Rex Worley, wife Alloween


The Loye Worley Monitor Roof Livestock Barn is an uncommon barn type, using the innovative monitor roof with the raised vent section along the ridge, which created better airflow for drying hay and air-cured burley tobacco. The first monitor roof barn in Madison County is thought to have been built in 1917. This barn was built in the 1930’s about the same time of the nearby house. This bank barn, with loft-level access from the embankment on the right, also used materials that were innovative for the period, including a poured concrete foundation and sawn framing instead of the traditional log animal stalls. Loye and wife Addie, are descendants of families that were part of the first settlement of this Upper Paw Paw valley in the early 1800’s.


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

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

Siding Materials: Milled Boards and Lattice

Roof Shape: Monitor

Roofing Materials: 5-V metal

Roof Framing: Milled rafters

Foundation: Concrete

Species of Wood: Chestnut and Various Other

Hinges: Commercial Metal

Fasteners: Wire nails

Additional Features:

embankment allowing full access to loft level

Outbuildings: None

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NOTE: These photographs are meant to illustrate various features and construction elements of this barn.

Loye Worley Barn