Barn builder a true craftsman

Otto Beer Sr. was a true craftsman. He built several farm barns in Kosciusko County and other areas for a 31 year stretch ending in about 1945. Beer, known for building in the hip roof style, built barns in an era when a barn raising was a major event and brought in all the neighbors to help. Most of the barns he built, likely more than 100 total, are no longer standing but a few are. Shown is one on Orn Road, west of Milford. It is used for keeping goats and storage by an Amish family.

Farm barn west of Milford

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About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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