Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Scheaffer Barn

Scheaffer Barn
E 4th and McCrillus St.
Jasper,   IN  47546
(812) 482-4255

Built in 1845 by a Prussian immigrant family, this Scheaffer Barn resides in revitalized downtown Jasper near the Riverwalk. This historic barn originally stood in Ferdinand. A group of volunteers disassembled it and moved it to its current location in 2005 and 2006.

Hand hewn chestnut logs make up the Cantilever Overhang structure. Other construction features include half-dovetail notches, a 50-foot continuous beam, three log cribs with 26-foot hand-hewn feeding troughs made from a single white oak tree and a stone foundation. The Scheaffer Barn originally comprised two structures. In 1845 the Scheaffers constructed the original log barn. They built a grainary adjacent to the barn. They conbined the two buildings in the 1880's.

Today the Scheaffer Barn serves as a backdrop for many area events. 
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