three-bay threshing barn

Yankee barn

A steeply pitched, timber-framed, side-gabled wood barn of post-and-lintel construction, often with a gambrel roof; usually having no forebay; typically built against a hillside with animals housed at ground level on the lower side adjacent to the barn; similar to a bank barn.
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