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 (as of Sept 2015).
Schroeder Barn, north side, photo by Ken Dunker, a cloudy day (09-28-13).
North side, the next day, a sunny day. This and all photos below by Jeff Fitz-Randolph (09-29-13).
South end. This end of the barn has never been painted, since no one could see it from the road.
South side. Back when this was built (probably around 1900) the wood was much harder and weathered nicely without paint.
East side, more work is needed.
Main bay. Floors are poured concrete, as are the first 24-inches of the walls.
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.
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.
West side, showing the new roof shingles and the new window.
The window slides open on the original sliders.
The loft floor needs work - a previous leaky roof did damage.
South side door.
Wider view of the south-west side.
Corn crib in the foreground.
An old hay bale lifter. (Photo taken 9-27-15 by Jeff Fitz-Randolph).
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