January 2, 2017

Old Barn Now Gone


A few days ago I drove down the lane to the Claytor Farm site on Cedar Creek Battlefield. Something had changed since I was there in the summer and it wasn't just the season. The farmhouse and barn had disappeared!


The same trees as seen in summer.
Turning around, there used to be a barn there! I wasn't completely shocked that it was gone because Ranger Jeff had told us that the National Park Service was planning to remove it. It was in disrepair and neither it nor the the house dated back to the Civil War, which is the time period being interpreted on this site. 


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Claytor Farm in June 2016

The site is still worth visiting though! There are a couple of trail interpreting the site's significance, although you can also reach them from the headquarters building and the Vermont Monument. 

17 comments:

  1. Oh, my, how times change. It's a shame that the pretty house is gone, but I am happy you had the before photos. I hope the new year brings you many more chances for great photos!

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  2. I wonder if they moved it or disassembled it. Interesting post.

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  3. It's like that round our place blink and you miss the move! Such a shame when all that history goes... as you can tell I'm in the mood for clinging on to everything!!!
    Happy New Year.
    Wren x

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  4. Linda, I have photographed many barn that later disappeared, few things last forever. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again.

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  5. My eye went right to the shadow car!

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  6. A happy New Year to you! That you may be given the desires of your heart, Linda:)

    I have a love for silo's - have no idea why. I know the feeling coming back to a place and a major feature is gone! Thank you so much for sharing your visit to this noteworthy place with ALL SEASONS!"See" you back next week!

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  7. Sad to see those old buildings go.

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  8. That's sad that they decided to remove the buildings. A least you got photos of what it was before.

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  9. Sad to see it go....it really looks different

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  10. It's good that memories of the barn live on your photo.

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  11. Great before and after shots, thanks for joining me for the first Mosaic Monday of 2017.

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  12. I have had the same thing happen near our second home in Illinois-- beautiful old (and run-down) barns suddenly disappear to be replaced by prefab aluminum sheds or garages or worse, new housing developments.

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  13. Nothing changes but the changes as they say. Nice before and after shots.

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  14. That's a bit disorienting to go back to a favorite place and find the landmarks gone! As you say, it is still a great place ... beautiful scenery, nature and history all in one visit.

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  15. Quite an appealing landscape on which to live (at one time).

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