Hay Barn

A hay barn is a specialized building for storing hay, usually sited well away from the central farmstead. Typically constructed of a light wood frame and covered with vertical board, a hay barn often had a gabled roof, and a large opening in the upper gable end, and sometimes a hay hood. Hay barns were usually smaller than the main barn, and rectangular in footprint. Hay barns are not commonly found today, though historically they would probably have been used in areas where grazing systems predominated, such as the Northern Tier and Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Greene County Hay Barn
Hay Barn, Greene County, early to mid 20th century