: A barn built on a slope, allowing entry from two levels, similar to a house with a walkout basement.
A bank barn's upper level extends out over the front of the lower level by 8 to 10 feet, forming a sheltering forebay over the livestock entries.
Growing up, he spent many hours working in his father's bank barn, loading hay, straw and grain, and tending livestock.
A substantial bank barn
had been built into the side of one of the unending hills, to facilitate driving onto the second floor level.
It was perfect building material for a classic Pennsylvania-Dutch bank barn
, like the one that was built right across the road in 1854.
There's a beautiful old "century" farmhouse, a large bank barn
and several outbuildings on the property, as well as a circular test track.
In the rural community of Biglerville, just a few miles from Gettysburg, sits a bank barn
built in 1858.
Geese lead goslings past bank barns
while oxen and draft horses graze in meadows edged in snake-rail fencing.
had one major downside, especially when their lower level was being used for manure storage.
Check out Page 62 to read about old-fashioned bank barns