Old poultry building near South Whitley

Clearly, the rural landscape has changed in recent years. Depending on the location, not only is there less farmland as subdivisions have been built more often, but the older agriculture related buildings are not as evident as they once were. That could include old wooden barns, silos, chicken houses, corn cribs and more. Shown in the photo is one example of an older building still standing. It is a poultry building of some type that may have served as a corn crib in the past with a cupola on top. A cupola kind of adds a finishing touch to a building. Those are not so common anymore either. This building is on State Road 14 just slightly west of South Whitley. Whitko High School is on the other side of the road not far away. If I did my research correctly, the building was built in about 1920. This was part of a large farm at one time and still may be. I’m more inclined to take photos of older ag buildings because they are being torn down as property owners realize they are too expensive to maintain and pay taxes on. A reminder of our farming heritage.

Cuppy House-South Whitley 005

Old corn crib near South Whitley.

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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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