The Mennonite Shantz (Shontz) brothers built this unusually solid gable-roofed barn almost entirely of stone. The barn has double stone sheds on the banked side and its original interior joinery and truss work. Stone barns are rare, and a rapidly dwindling resource in western Pennsylvania, unlike eastern Pennsylvania, where they are prevalent. Though no longer an integral part of a working farm, the large frame additions indicate that it served a thriving dairy farm in the mid-twentieth century.
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Mennonite Shantz-Wise Barn
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