Appalachian Meadow Barn

Allen G. Noble, in The Old Barn Book, has discussed a barn type he calls the "Appalachian Meadow barn." This is a small barn, usually "rectangular, vertical sided, and unpainted." It has a small door in the gable end, and often a hay door in the gable peak. Noble reports that this barn has not been studied, and that its function seems to vary. If it serves for hay storage, he notes, it is often isolated in a meadow location. A few of these barns were found in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Appalachian Meadow Barn, Greene County
Appalachian Meadow Barn, Greene County, c. 1940