Outshed on Bank Side

In some cases, barn builders created shed-roofed extensions flanking the bankside entrance to a Pennsylvania Barn. These usually contained granaries, and often had an access door on the gable-end side positioned so that a wagon could be loaded from the outshed by gravity power.

Martin Brandt farm in Cumberland County showing outsheds on both sides of the central doors
Barn with double outsheds, Cumberland County, early nineteenth century, altered c. 1850
Bankside of barn showing two outsheds flanking the central doors.