The various buildings that make up this complex illustrate the evolution of a farm in the Catawba Valley. Joseph Anderson probably established a farm here in the 1810s and built the double-crib log bank barn. When John and Barbara Doosing owned the farm, they built the two-story weatherboarded center-passage Greek Revival house c. 1883. Other buildings on the farm include a log cabin that was used as a blacksmith shop among other functions, a corncrib, and a V-notched log meat house. Near the road stands a cinder-block milking parlor, a popular building type in twentieth-century dairying, and two concrete silos dating from the mid-twentieth century.
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