PCHS seeking barns to highlight in book


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Pictured is the Preble County Historical Society’s timber-framed barn.

Pictured is the Preble County Historical Society’s timber-framed barn.


PREBLE COUNTY — The Preble County Historical Society will be producing a book of historic and unique barns in Preble County along with its eight covered bridges.

Anyone who would like to nominate a “Timber Framed” barn from the 19th or very early 20th century, which is in Preble County; should contact the PCHS as soon as possible at 937-787-4256 or via email at preblecountyhistoricalsociety@frontier.com.

All submissions will be reviewed for historic and architectural value and could possibly be included in the Preble Barns and Bridges book and/or be a part of the Friends of Ohio Barns conference in the spring of 2020.

PCHS President, Harold Niehaus, has shared, many barns have already been submitted for consideration, but even more are wanted.

In 2010 the PCHS compiled a similar book which highlighted the numerous schoolhouses which existed throughout Preble County’s rich history and now it wants to do the same for the many historic timber frame barns.

Many of the barns have unique structures which need to be documented for generations to come, according to PCHS members.

Deadline is Sept. 1.

Pictured is the Preble County Historical Society’s timber-framed barn.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2019/08/web1_PCHS-Timber-Frame-Barn.jpgPictured is the Preble County Historical Society’s timber-framed barn.

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