Abandoned in the middle of the field...the barn is now slowly deteriorating...having served its' purpose in the past.
I have posted before about the decline of elegant houses in Old Evansville with a glorious past. Let's not forget about elegant barns and as well. This barn stands on it's own now...no house in sight...no lane to its' door...no sign of life other than the corn surrounding its' perimeter and the ivy covering it's west wall. The ivy gives away the final abandonment. Left on its' own, the ivy will eventually consume the building as nature so efficiently reclaims its' territory.
From the immense size of the barn...it surely must have been the pride of its' owner years ago. Most likely, the farmhouse stood within a few feet. Inside was the hayloft that the children hid in on those "hide and seek" nights as evening fell. The main door probably opened into an area where the harness and pull plows were stored...later to be replaced by the family's first tractor. Gone now is the electric line that probably ran from the house to the barn...bringing illumination when rural areas were wired during Roosevelt's work programs of the depression.
Now, no more than an obstacle when planing and harvesting...this was surely a strong beautiful structure in its' day.
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