Rosco King Barn


Address:

215 Kings Blvd., Marshall, NC

Year Built: 1930-1940

Historic Owners: Rosco King

Description:

Rosco King, father of current owner, bought this barn from Vernie Shelton around 1948. It may have been built by Worley King, but that is not confirmed.
This tobacco barn is from the late 1930’s and is one of the earliest barns built exclusively for burley tobacco. It is a classic post and beam burley barn using hewn round logs for sills and round vertical and horizontal poles for the frame, with sawn boards for other framing.

Historic Use: Burley Tobacco

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

Siding Materials: Milled Boards

Roof Shape: Gambrel

Roofing Materials: 5-V metal

Roof Framing: Milled rafters and Gambrel roof with post & beam support

Foundation: Wood sills on rock piers

Species of Wood: Various Other

Hinges: Commercial Metal

Fasteners: Wire nails

Additional Features:

Doors with mortise and tenon joinery, one door survives with wood post and keep hinge.
The hay fork rail and fork are still in place, which is rare.
Hay racks are angled with split palings, also rare.

Outbuildings: (See Gaither Shelton barn)


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