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Schroeder Barn, All-State Barn Tour

This barn, the Schroeder barn in Wilton, IA, has been undergoing restoration.  A new roof was put on, and the west side of the barn was painted and has new windows (dated Sept 2015).

Schroeder Barn, north side, photo by Ken Dunker, 09-28-13, a cloudy day.
Schroeder Barn.

North side, the next day, which was sunny.  This and all photos below by Jeff Fitz-Randolph, 09-29-13.
Schroeder Barn.

South end.  This end of the barn has never been painted, since no one could see it from the road.
Schroeder Barn.

South side.  Back when this was built (probably around 1900) the wood was much harder and weathered nicely without paint.
Schroeder Barn.

East side, more work is needed.
Schroeder Barn.

North side.
Schroeder Barn.

Main bay.  Floors are poured concrete, as are the first 24-inches of the walls.
Schroeder Barn.

The new shingle panels were screwed to new OSB board, which were nailed to the original roof boards, left here to show the original construction.
Schroeder Barn.

These are two of the new roof panels.  Asphalt is glued to metal panels, which are screwed onto the roof.  Fifty-year warranty, good for 125mph winds.
Schroeder Barn.

West side, showing the new roof shingles and the new window.
Schroeder Barn.

The window slides open on the original sliders.
Schroeder Barn.

The loft floor needs work - a previous leaky roof did damage.
Schroeder Barn.

Looking south.
Schroeder Barn.

South side door.
Schroeder Barn.

Wider view of the south-west side.
Schroeder Barn.

Wider view of the south-west side.
Schroeder Barn.

Corn crib in the foreground.
Schroeder Barn.

An old hay bale lifter.  (Photo taken 9-27-15 by Jeff Fitz-Randolph).
Schroeder Barn.

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