675 Fisher Branch Rd.,
Marshall, NC 28753

Year Built: 1880s

Historic Owners: Maude Boone


Built by Bascombe Silvers, owner, in the 1880s with local carpenters Bob Hylton and Dolph Coates. The metal roof replaced the split shingle roof around 1940, the added roof elevation extension was after WWII. The farm had a “worm fence”, of split chestnut rails, the bottom rail was laid off on new moon according to tradition, to avoid rotting. (Provided by Wayne Boone)

Historic Use: General purpose / livestock hay

Type of Construction: Post and Beam, Hewn Timbers, and Notched Logs

Siding Materials: Milled Boards, Lattice, and Exposed logs

Roof Shape: Gable

Roofing Materials: Split wood Shingles

Roof Framing: Unknown

Foundation: Dry-Laid Stone

Species of Wood: Chestnut and Various Other

Hinges: Commercial Metal


Additional Features:

May have had earlier wood hinges
Stall doors have varying door hinges. Hewn logs are large, with largest at 17.5 inches high. Extensive lattice work, yet it has only one layer of lattice unlike most barns of this era with opposing double lattice strips. This barn is a type of separate bank barn with a bridge from the south bank to the loft level.

Outbuildings: The can house was built in the 1960s. The spring house is up the branch on the south side of the farm.

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Maude Boone Barn