Barns and Outbuildings: And How to Build Them

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The Lyons Press, Sep 1, 2000 - Architecture - 235 pages
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First published in 1881, this beautiful volume presentsdozens of practical examples of barns and outbuildings,both large and small - complete with illustrations, floorplans, and building instructions. Here are a wealth ofdesigns, including a western cattle barn with coveredcattle stalls and feeding apparatus; a portable pigpenwith self-closing doors; a corn house and self-feedingcorn crib; ice houses; springhouses; granaries; doghouses; pigeon houses; and more. Close attention is paidto choosing the correct foundation and materials for aparticular structure. The reader is also taught to takeinto account the overall aesthetic of the farm whenplanning the location of one building in relation toanother as well as in relation to the surroundinglandscape.

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Has brief descriptions on building. Can give ideas for how to set up interior of buildings. Read full review


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A Cattle Barn A Western Cattle Barn A Second Western Cattle
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Byron D. Halsted (1852 1918) was a noted American biologist and educator. He was born in Venice, New York, and studied at Michigan State University and at Harvard University (DSc, 1879). He began teaching botany at Iowa State University in 1885, moving on to Rutgers University in New Jersey in 1889.

Nathaniel Tripp's Vietnam memoir, "Father, Soldier, Son," was a "New York Times "Notable Book of the Year. He has also written children's books and produced films and television shows about nature and science. Shortly after returning from Vietnam, he produced the first "public service" television advertisements about the environment for the Sierra Club and the National Audubon Society. He has lived on a Northeast Kingdom hill farm in Vermont since 1973 and is married to author Reeve Lindbergh. Along with part-time farming, he has an interest in local railroading and tourism and is founder of the St. Johnsbury Railroad Heritage Society.