Historic barns: the big vanishing act

Here's an interesting read from NPR about the state of many historic barns across the country and efforts to preserve them.


Sadly, preservation is financially beyond many farmers, so these old beauties are vanishing at an alarming rate.
Take a look at the map at the end of this piece for a sense the numbers of historic barns left in the midwest and elsewhere.
Read it and you'll see why this blog exists: if we can't save these old structures--and it looks like we lose way more than we save--the least we can do is preserve them visually.
The barn below is located near Galena. I made the image a few years ago, but I recently reimagined it as a black and white, with the actual barn left in color.