Old barn a picture of Milford’s past

Back in December I posted information about an old horse stable or barn in the town of Milford. Here’s another one I found in Milford. It is located on Catherine Street between James and East streets. This is on the edge of the original town plat of Milford in Kosciusko County. As is with the other barn in town, this one also sits by an alley. The way the barn sits, there would have been access to both the alley and Catherine Street. I’m sure these barns were probably used to keep either a horse or a horse and buggy or horse and wagon. You can see the window near the roof of the barn and I would guess this was a hay loft and a place to store feed for the horses. According to the Kosciusko County property records, the barn was built in 1879, so it has been standing for about 140 years now. It may seem odd now for a barn like this to be located within the town limits, but it would not have been in the late 1800s.


Old barn in the town of Milford.


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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