Hay Drying Shed

A hay drying shed is a mid 20th century building, occasioned by the advent of electric powered hay dryers. These gable-end rectangular structures contain large doors for each bay, along both eaves sides. These bays accommodated hay wagons and drying equipment. They are often sited on a road so they can easily be reached. They can easily be confused with garages. Some differences with garages can be: dirt floor, or dirt floor with narrow concrete strips to accommodate hay wagon wheels; location away from the house/barn complex; visible hay drying equipment or hay wagons inside.

Hay Drying Shed from Tioga County
Hay Drying Shed, Tioga County, Mid-Twentieth Century.