Thomas Berner's most recent book, "Pennsylvania Barn
Stories," is available at www.Blurb.com.
Much has been written about Bolla's painstaking attention to detail--the mansion boasts 1920s Baccarat crystal chandeliers, restored ceiling medallions, grand mahogany doors and floorboards that were found by a rare wood seeker (and discovered in a Pennsylvania barn
) to match the mansion's original wood floors.
In a Pennsylvania barn
she found abandoned glass vials that once held tiny watch gears.
A 1903 Pennsylvania barn
thresher owned by brothers Kent and Karl Jansen, Sigel, Ill., could stand on its own in a museum display.
All can enjoy storytelling sessions and take a partner for a spring-time hoe-down in the Pennsylvania Barn
where you can listen to the best of old-time music from Appalachia.
Guests then moved to a 19th-century Pennsylvania barn
on the property for dessert and dancing with the Jerry Bennett band.
Then again, in an old Pennsylvania barn
the houses are tiny replicas circled constantly by little trains that puff real smoke and whistle at stations with miniature crowds.
This exhibit will feature rare and unique prints from the Lane Collection, including dramatic views of the skyscrapers of lower Manhattan from the 1920s, his Cubist-inspired photos of Pennsylvania barns
and several famous images of American industry made for a 1939 edition of Fortune.