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Barn in Lee County, Iowa

Barn in Denmark, Lee County, Iowa

A Short History

The barn was probably built in the 1840's by a retired sea captain who moved his family to Iowa from Maine.  The house he built was moved, much later, to a nearby farm, and is still in use.

This bank barn is now used for storage.  The roof is tin, but the rest is original, and includes a hay carrier.  The foundation needs a little work.

Barn in Lee County, south side.
Lee County Barn.

South side.  The entrance to the lower level is to the right (east side).
Lee County Barn.

Southeast side.  Entrance to the lower level.  (No photos of the interior of the lower level are here).
Lee County Barn.

The foundation needs some work.
Lee County Barn.

Southwest side.  The lean-to was apparently added later, date unknown.
Lee County Barn.

Northwest side.
Lee County Barn.

Close-up.
Lee County Barn.

Close-up of northwest corner and north entrance door.
Lee County Barn.

North side.
Lee County Barn.

South doors.
Lee County Barn.

Looking northeast.
Lee County Barn.

Looking east.
Lee County Barn.

Looking southeast.
Lee County Barn.

Looking south.
Lee County Barn.

Looking west, into lean-to.
Lee County Barn.

Looking west, seeing loft and lean-to roof.
Lee County Barn.

Looking northwest.
Lee County Barn.

Looking east, hay carrier apparently still works.
Lee County Barn.

Looking west.
Lee County Barn.

Looking west.
Lee County Barn.

West, where lean-to roof attaches.
Lee County Barn.

Looking into lean-to.
Lee County Barn.

Looking at the north door of the lean-to.
Lee County Barn.

Looking at the north door on the main floor.
Lee County Barn.

Hole in main floor near north wall.
Lee County Barn.

Photos by Jeffrey Fitz-Randolph, Oct 26, 2014

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