215 Kings Blvd., Marshall, NC
Year Built: 1930-1940
Historic Owners: Rosco King
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
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.