Although most transverse crib barns in the county were built as multipurpose structures, the plan also appears in connection with specialized barns. This barn was built by German immigrant craftsman Huebbler and housed Mabry’s large mule herd. The animals were used for general farm operations and to power his stave mill. The frame structure is covered with weatherboards, is unusually large, and is more finely crafted than many other barns in the county. A pedimented gable end extension of the roof ridge provided shelter for the bale carrier. Each stall in the barn was designed so that feeding of the animals could be done from the second floor.
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H. S. Mabry Barn
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