This bank barn was built in 1890, to unusual proportions and layout. The banked entrance is at the end of the barn, instead of the side, and the footprint is long and narrow. It would be interesting to know the builder’s original use of the barn. At present, it is part of Appleton Farms in Ipswich MA. The very extensive restoration, reproduction really, was accomplished by John Sheridan of Integrity Restoration, of Essex, MA. Powder post beetles had pretty much eaten up the frame, so not much was restorable except for the swinging doors at the upper entrance.
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