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.
South side. The entrance to the lower level is to the right (east side).
Southeast side. Entrance to the lower level. (No photos of the interior of the lower level are here).
The foundation needs some work.
Southwest side. The lean-to was apparently added later, date unknown.
Close-up of northwest corner and north entrance door.
Looking west, into lean-to.
Looking west, seeing loft and lean-to roof.
Looking east, hay carrier apparently still works.
West, where lean-to roof attaches.
Looking into lean-to.
Looking at the north door of the lean-to.
Looking at the north door on the main floor.
Hole in main floor near north wall.
Photos by Jeffrey Fitz-Randolph, Oct 26, 2014
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Updated 03-02-15, format updated 01-11-17.