Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bethlehem barns

I am thinking about barns this morning.  Bethlehem has a lot of them.  Historically, we are a farming town and barns are an important part of farm life. There is a great book called Barns of New York by Cynthia Falk (  Read and you will learn the difference between Dutch barns and English barns (both of which you can find and compare in Bethlehem.) and the importance of other agricultural buildings. Above is one of my favorite barns in town.  It is on New Scotland Road in Slingerlands. It is a majestic carriage barn with plenty of room for hay storage above. It perfectly suits the Victorian style main house (altho to my eye the colors clash!).  Other favorites are the Dutch barn on Elm Avenue and the big barn complex at the Meyers farm near the Jericho Drive in.

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