Historic 36 x 40 Mule and Hay Walnut Crib Barn - Built in Mid-1800s - Berger, MO

by Marc LeBeau
(New Haven, MO USA)

Barn in about 1875

Barn in about 1875

This historic crib barn was built in mid- to late-1800s to store hay and house mules. It is located near Berger, Missouri and was built by Henry Louis Christian "Chris" Meyer who owned the property in the mid-1800s until he died in 1898. An old photo shows the "mule barn" in about 1875. The overall size is about 36 x 40 feet and it stands roughly 20 feet tall at the peak.

The main portion of the barn and loft is constructed of unhewn, unchinked walnut logs with side rooms made with plank siding. The building has been covered with corrugated tin metal sheets for at least 100 years. The roof is also corrugated tin metal.

Inside there are six "rooms" and three lofts. There are two log cribs - one has a loft while the other simply extends all the way to the roof. A wood plank floor exists in this portion of the barn. The side rooms are of plank siding and have dirt floors.

The structure is in very good condition. There is no structural damage or there are no leaks.

Interested in a buyer to tear down and re-purpose. If interested, call Marc LeBeau at 703-587-7765. I am happy to provide additional photos or answer any questions you may have.

Make fair offer.

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