Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pamplin Tobacco Barn

I was project manager for this tobacco barn while working for Museum Resources. It was recreated from studying surviving examples and is typical of barns built in Central and Piedmont Virginia during the mid nineteenth century. Most agrarian structures of this type were home built and often reflect regional trends and construction techniques. This tobacco barn features four rows of tier polls for hanging and drying tobacco and a two sided shed roof for storing agricultural implements.

This was one of several historic buildings we created for Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg.

Typical round log construction

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