Mont Farmer/ Sluder Barn


Address:

1655 Upper Paw Paw Creek Rd.
Marshall NC 28753

Year Built: 1920-1930

Historic Owners: Mont Farmer, ______ Sluder

Description:

Family descendants believe this barn was built by their great grandfather, Monteville (Mont) Whitson Farmer, sometime during the 1920’s to the 1930’s. It is a classic log crib livestock barn, with four log cribs for animal stalls, separated by hallways running in both directions. A feature that is not classic is the gambrel roof, used here instead of the more typical gable roof of the period. Introduction of the gambrel roof likely coincided with the availability of a new roofing material, metal sheet roofing, which began to replace the standard roofing material of split oak wood shingles, after WWI. The barn is also a quasi-bank barn with a high bank behind connected by a log bridge to the road above. The log cribs are set upon large square-hewn wood sills on field stone piers. Two additions were added at different times on the south side, as additional hanging sheds were needed for air-curing burley tobacco.

Historic Use: livestock, adapted to cure burley tobacco

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

Siding Materials: Milled Boards and Exposed logs

Roof Shape: Gambrel

Roofing Materials: 5-V metal

Roof Framing: Milled rafters

Foundation: Dry-Laid Stone and Wood sills on rock piers

Species of Wood: Chestnut and Various Other

Hinges: Commercial Metal

Fasteners: Wire nails and Cut Nails

Additional Features:

Outbuildings: exceptional hewn log smokehouse


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