Monday, January 23, 2012

Sollenberger Barn at Norlo Park






Barn Charm 20. You know, I look at all the barns submitted weekly to Tricia's Bluff Daily Photo blog and I try, I really do. I try and find those neglected rundown barns with character that everyone else posts. And I drive around sometimes just looking for these barns. There just isn't a lot of those around here. Most barns are being used and well cared for. Some, like this one, have been re-purposed. Some have had steel siding put on to protect them. Some have had so many additions that it's difficult to see the original barn. This barn sits has been sitting here along Route 30, the Lincoln Highway, near Fayetteville, Pa. since 1881. The farm it once served is now a community park, Norlo Park, and the barn was completely restored in 2000 by the late Wayne L. Bowerman. The spaces in the bricks are vents to allow air to flow through the barn. I think these shapes are called goblets. I think you can rent this place and have your wedding reception there.



As always, check out all the other barns this week by clicking on the barn icon above. You'll be transported to a whole bunch of different awesome places.

14 comments:

EG Wow said...

Cool brick barn on the side of a hill!

Beth said...

i agree with you. where i live in VA most barns are used & well kept up. i don't think i've seen many brick barns. i'm liking this one. interesting set up. the silo & barn are well set apart. strange, i think? (:

Carletta said...

While I love the old rustic barns immensely, I have to say this one is the most beautiful barn I have ever seen. :)
I love the unique vents and their shapes.
A magnificent find!

Rose said...

Oh, this is really a fantastic find! It is a beauty!

Mari said...

You found a good one! The brick is so unusual!

Kim, USA said...

That is a very fancy barn. Love it!

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Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

This is a very beautiful and unique barn!

Elaine said...

What an impressive barn! I don't believe I've ever seen vents like that before--truly beautiful. While the neglected falling down barns make for lovely photos, I would much rather have an old barn restored to this kind of condition.

Tanya said...

that brick work is really cool!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Whoa! That's sooo much more than just a barn! They've done a magnificent job restoring it... LOVE the stone foundation, I'm guessing that's original to the structure, though?
I'm so happy to see such an outstanding place saved & continue being used!!! Fantabulous post, Haney & thank you very very much for sharing here at Barn Charm! =)

Keetha Broyles said...

A brick barn! I LOVE the designs formed by those air flow spaces between bricks.

Carole said...

I don't always post run down barns. Even ones that are well cared for can have charm, and this one certainly does. This is fabulous!

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Barn Weddings said...

It was a great place for a wedding venue, thanks for sharing ! I love those views, it was a peaceful place too.

Bre said...

Can you post any contact information for an interest in looking at the barn for a wedding venue? Thanks!