18th Century Historic Barn 28x60, Southeast Massachusetts

by Anthony
(Rehoboth, Massachusetts)

east side of the barn

east side of the barn

east side of the barn

wide plank boards
west side of the barn

I have a 28'x60' barn with original portion built in the late 1700's and an addition to the south from the early 1800s. We own a historic home that belonged to a well-known family in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. The original owner was an officer in the revolutionary war. I have a copy of the original deed to our house, which is from 1780.

From what I've been able to research, the barn preceded the house, but I don't have paperwork to prove that. The frame of the barn is mortise and tenon with oak pegs. Beams are hand hewn. Hundreds of feet of horizontal timber siding, mostly 12 inches with some up to 17 inches wide. Redwood cedar shingles cover the outside now; however, I don't know when those were put on. The barn has some structural issues in the supports below and foundation problems. Sills rotted around most of base. Small leaks are starting in the roof. The roof is currently asphalt shingle, probably 30 years old. The barn is huge and too big of a project for me to disassemble so buyer would need to demo and clean the site. 1/2 of barn currently being used for storage. I have many photos if interested.

Contact Anthony at: [email protected]

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