NOTE: This barn has been deconstructed and moved to a property in the Big Pine valley in 2018, where it was reconstructed in a different configuration.
It was at 1045 Big Laurel Road in Marshall before the deconstruction
Year Built: Late 19th Century
Historic Owners: Richard Franklin & son Roy Franklin
Richard Franklin, born 1854, died 1914, wife was Lutecia Wallin. He was a successful farmer for this remote, steep mountain landscape. He was the son of Russell Franklin. (See Lovejoy Franklin cemetery) The barn is a pure example of a late 19th century livestock barn illustrating some of the best craftsmanship in the Laurel area. Like most livestock barns, it was retrofitted to hang burley tobacco in the 20th century. There are extensive large hewn timbers, including floor joists. The mortise and tenon joinery is relatively exceptional quality including a complex lap joint. Hay racks are built of angled split stake palings, also rare examples of an earlier period. This is a bank barn, using a short bridge, but the bank and ramp bridge have collapsed.
Historic Use: Livestock, General purpose, later burley tobacco
Type of Construction: Post and Beam, Timber Frame, Mortise and tenon, Sawn lumber, Hewn Timbers, and Notched Logs
Siding Materials: Milled Boards, Lattice, and Exposed logs
Roof Shape: Gable
Roofing Materials: Split wood Shingles
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 Wrought Spikes
Hay racks are built of angled split stake palings, also rare and of an older period. There is a sled in the hallway, a good example of period equipment that includes the use of horse shoes for wood joint reinforcement.
Outbuildings: None survived
NOTE: The information above is an abridged list. For the full unabridged list (complete details), please download the PDF of the Data Form above.
NOTE: These photographs are meant to illustrate various features and construction elements of this barn.