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THE HISTORIC BARNS OF SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA:
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• Covers design, construction, dating, and use of barns with a diversity of
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• Discover “the hearth,” an area renown for its agricultural robustness
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For anyone who has ever admired a barn on an old country lane, this is the story
of that barn and many others in Southeastern Pennsylvania, or, specifically,
“the hearth,” the area east of the Susquehanna River and South of the Blue
Mountains. One of the earliest-settled areas in North America, this region of
the Keystone State, which includes Lehigh, Bucks, and Lancaster Counties,
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century examples, mysterious decorations, and barn preservation. Completing
this treatise are representative color photographs, building plan sketches, charts
conveying the prevalence of types, and a glossary of barn terms.
Greg Huber
is a barn and house historian, consultant and owner of Past
Perspectives and Eastern Barn Consultants—historic cultural resource
companies. He has authored more than 210 articles on houseand barn
architecture and is co-author of two books.
Size: 8 1/2" × 11" • 286 color & b/w photos & charts • 288 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5319-2 • hard cover • $50.00
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