Another barn within the town of Milford

First of all, I want to wish everyone who looks at this blog a Happy Easter! This week I’m posting something on a third barn I found within the town limits of Milford in Kosciusko County. This one is located on West Street and, as the other two barns do, sits by an alley. According to the county property records, the barn was built in 1900. When I see 1900, sometimes I know it can be a default date, so I don’t know how accurate the year really is. I would make an educated guess and say it was built before 1900. Originally it was likely used as a place to keep horses and either a buggy or wagon. Feed for the horses would have been kept in the barn too I’m sure. Later it may have been used as a garage when automobiles were much smaller than they are today. Sitting next to an alley would have given easier access to the alley, of course, as well as the nearby street. You can see in the photo siding has been put on the barn, which is now classified as a detached garage.

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Old barn within the town limits 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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