The great emphasis and focus of each report in its many
original elements is what EBC calls the Four
Big Architectural Components – design,
style, construction and fabric. It is these four fundamental
aspects viewed together that offers the best insight
and perception into the barn building traditions that
were followed. In addition these factors viewed together
can yield a date of construction to within about 10
to 15 years of the actual date of construction of a
particular building. The greater the level of originality
that remains in any examined barn the greater the chance
exists of determining the actual date of erection of
The following is a brief outline of the research findings
of the major original architectural features seen in
each barn that are found in each Barn History report:
• A physical description of each of the exterior
walls including the materials used and various construction
• A physical description of the interior of each
floor of the barn – both the top and bottom floors
in a two-level bank barn and the single floor in a one-level
ground barn. Features include structural framing units,
roof support structure, granaries, wagon or threshing
floors, mow-stead walls, various interior doors and
stable areas for farm stock and other features.
• A general discussion of the traditional
and local building tradition or context in
the environment in which the barn was constructed.
• A summary statement that focuses on the general
overall condition of the barn and the level
of originality that remains.
• Wood species found in many
of the structural timbers and other unusual features.
• A determination of the date of construction
to within about 10 to 15 years of the actual date of
• Photos supplied of many of
the major exterior and interior features.
• Glossary of general terms used
in text of report.
• Permanent report on acid free paper
in spiral bound hard covered booklet.
• Reports are based on the level of detail that
a client wants incorporated into the Barn Histories.
Different prices are determined after consultation with
client. Reports can vary from several hundred to a few