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Hansen Barn

Hansen Barn

Information from Paul Hansen, 3152 Overton Ave, Logan, IA (Harrison County)

Mar 13, 2016. "I am interested in adding my barn to the Barn Tour."

"I’ve attached some pictures and most of the lumber was cut here on the farm and it is at least 100 years old. My Grandfather and my Dad hired a carpenter and they also helped with building the barn."

"The pegs for the harness were picked out in the winter time when they were cutting fire wood. They had to be angled just right."

Hansen barn

"Here is some more information about my barn. It was built at the turn of the century, my best guess is 1910. The dimensions of the barn are 60x40 feet."

Hansen barn

"All the lumber was cut on site with a saw mill. The sand was hauled from a sand pit 8 miles away with 4 head of horses and a wagon. It took 2 trips a day. All the concrete was mixed by hand with a hoe."

Hansen barn

"This is a family farm and I am the 4th generation, my Dad was a kid when this was being built. The first carpenter was on the job for a day and decided to hire another carpenter because he wasn’t able to build the barn the way that my Grandpa wanted it. The next carpenter was an old German immigrant and was able to build the barn to my Grandpa’s specifications which was mortis and tenant joints."

Hansen barn

"The tiles are wire cut tiled bricks, but I don’t know where they were ordered from. We’ve tried to find replacement tiles over the years and haven’t been able to. All the window seals were made out of walnut planks. All the beams are made out of cottonwood. The pegs in the picture below were hand picked out of the timber."

Hansen barn

Hansen barn

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