Rural Architecture in the New World: The Evolution of Barns in New York

When European farmers began colonizing the New World, rural architecture from their Dutch, English and German backgrounds was adapted to the new surroundings and available resources, making for unique agricultural structures.

Barns of New York: Rural Architecture of the Empire State
In “Barns of New York: Rural Architecture of the Empire State,” author Cynthia G. Falk provides historical, cultural, and economic context for understanding the rural landscape. The evolving practices and architectural advances of early American farmers give unique insight into our shared agricultural history.
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