Saturday, June 2, 2012

Barn Charm--The Old Brownlee Barn


Barn Charm Mondays at Bluff Area Daily is the place to visit if you love old barns. 

I participated in Barn Charm #87 last week, featuring our renovated  Magers barn.
This week, I decided to link up again with shots I took of the old Brownlee barn just before it was torn down in 2011.


Built of cypress and tin, the Brownlee barn was smaller than many in our area but certainly charming--and a great example of a folk Craftsman farm building.



 The left shed is enclosed and appears to have been used as a combination chicken coop, storage, and work bench area. 





Signs of deterioration plagued the Brownlee barn for years. 
But, there's artistic beauty in it's disrepair. . .




Yet another old barn that could have told some good stories about it's heyday. . .
if it could have only talked. . .

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20 comments:

Laurel Stephens said...

These photos are a treasure!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

People are like barns, I think. The difference is, people can talk when they get that old..it's just that these days no one listens to their stories.
BEAUTIFUL photo's..and one of my favorite subjects..old barns and other things.
Hugs,
Mona

Old Road Primitives said...

Loved your pics! Thanks for sharing!

thecoalminerandme.com said...

I really like your blog a lot. I'm reading through some of your past entries and am thoroughly enjoying myself. It's also making me think that I need to spend more time with my sewing machine.

Jann Olson said...

Oh what I wouldn't have done for a bit of that blue barn wood. Sad to see a beauty like that find it's demise. You got some great pics. I love looking at all the barns while traveling in some areas. We have a few here, but nothing like some states. Wish I could go pickin in a barn. I did once and I was in 7th heaven.
Hugs,
Jann

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

What great photos! I'm always curious about what old barns like this one look like on the inside.

Carletta said...

I love all the nooks and crannies you have detailed for us.
Your first shot is a wonderful perspective!

Mari said...

Simply wonderful shots! I love being able to see shots inside as well as the outside.

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh dear! I can see why the barn had to be demolished but it's wonderful you were able to get photos before it was torn down.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I like seeing what's inside those old barns. I love the artistic beauty of the next to the last photo!

Rose said...

I love seeing so many pictures...wonderful series.

My barn charm

heyBJK said...

I bet that barn saw a lot of use! I love the old barns, but I hate to see them finally fall.

Beth said...

great shots. (:

Kathy said...

I think the first photo is my favorite!

Tanya said...

such a sad ending to this beautiful old barn....love the photos and especially the one with the "brownlee" name :)

Terri Buster said...

Great captures looking from the inside out- you can really get a feel for the history.

Tricia Hays said...

We rarely get to see inside these old barns we shoot, so this is an extra treat! This one was in pretty bad shape & I can't really blame them for tearing it down, but it's kinda sad to see them go, ya know. I hope the wood was repurposed in some way... there's a lot still left, it looks like.

Thanks so much for joining this week's Barn Charm! =)

Debbie said...

what a wonderful entry!! beautiful images and lot's of interesting details that i enjoyed so much!!

so sad to see it go!!

Elaine said...

Great photo story of the old Brownlee Barn!

Carole said...

Yes, I bet it does have a lot of stories it could tell. Sad that it's in such disrepair. Another building that will be lost to time.

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