Bob Jensen's Barn Pictures Set 03
Bob Jensen at Trinity University
Swea City, Iowa --- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swea_City,_Iowa
My wheeling and
dealing (farms and horses) Grandfather Dourte in Swea City ---
My hobo-feeding Grandmother Dourte in Swea
Director of the Swea City Historical Society, Lavonne Geerdes, sent me a
a couple of weeks ago near the southwest edge of Swea City. I spent many days in this home built by
my grandfather in the late 1800s. My mother, Irene, was the youngest of my grandparents' six Dourte children.
She was born in the house below in 1915 and lived there until marrying my father in 1937.
I spent a lot of days in this house while growing up as a child.
On hot summer evenings we sat on the front porch and sipped on lemonade with neighbors passing by.
My mother eventually sold the house when my grandmother died in 1968.
yards west, across a huge apple orchard, my grandfather had previously built a
barn that is now torn down.
It's very common in Iowa to tear down the old farm buildings and restore the ground raising crops.
I remember my grandfather's old dairy barn quite well even though he had sold this barn to a man named Northern before I was born.
When I was seven years old I fell head first from the hay mow to the cement floor of the milking parlor.
For quite a while I was knocked out cold and can recall the enormous lump that formed on my forehead.
Mr. Northern restored me back to life with cold water.
three miles east of the above house there's a barn exactly like the one my
grandfather had built near the above town house.
However, my grandfather's silo was not like the leaning tower of Piza.
Lavonne Geerdes tells me that there are running bets on in Swea City on when the above silo east of twon will come tumbling down.
Sugar Hill, New Hampshire ---
Now my wife
and I are retired in a village called Sugar Hill in the White Mountains of New
About a half
mile down the road from our cottage was a historic Inn called The Homestead
I wrote a story about the The Homestead after it was torn down in 2015 ---
Part 1 of the History of the Homestead Inn Torn Down in 2015
Part 2 of the History of the Homestead Inn
The big red
barn behind the Homestead Inn was not demolished.
It remains today and houses a thriving gift shop and museum called the Sugar Hill Sampler ---
Route 117 about a mile east from the Sampler is the historic Iris Farm having
spectacular mountain views
miles northwest of our cottage on a farm road called Lovers Lane is this
Mt. Lafayette and Cannon Mountain are in the background.
Down the road about two miles from our cottage not far from the Robert Frost
The Franconia Inn has a riding stable and a barn
My own barn
alongside a golf course is small, simple, and historic.
It was once a power house for a large resort that was torn down in 1973 ---
Beside my barn there the resort's casino and bowling alley once stood beside the golf course.
About 10 miles
north from our cottage is the Littleton Regional Hospital in the country.
A short distance from the hospital I took these pictures of a nice barn.
Below is a
montage of New England barns that I admire.
Bob Jensen's Set 01 of Barn
Tennie Toussaint Photographs (Barn Raisings
in Vermont in the Early 1900s) ---
http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/getCollection.xql?pid=tennietoussaint&title=Tennie Toussaint Photographs
Farm Museum (University of New Hampshire project to preserve old barns) ---
Table of Contents
- History of New Hampshire Barns
- Architectural Features
- Successfully Preserved Barns
- Structural Preservation
- Important Building Jacking Cautions
- Foundations and Structural Repair
- Building Maintenance
- Disassembling and Reassembling a Barn
- Author's Notes
- Appendix 1 - The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation
- Appendix 2 - Resources Used and Reference Directory for Protecting Historical Barns
Photographs of New Hampshire's Historical Barns ---
Hampshire Division of Historical Resources ---
There are some historic New Hampshire barn photographs
More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and
photo set on White Mountain Hiking Trails ---
On May 14,
2006 I retired from
Trinity University after a long and
wonderful career as an accounting professor in four universities. I was
generously granted "Emeritus" status by the Trustees of Trinity University. My
wife and I now live in a cottage in the White Mountains of New Hampshire ---
Jensen's Blogs ---
Current and past editions of my newsletter called New Bookmarks --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookurl.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Tidbits --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Fraud Updates --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudUpdates.htm
Bob Jensen's past presentations and lectures --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/resume.htm#Presentations
address is 190 Sunset Hill Road, Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
Our cottage was known as the Brayton Cottage in the early 1900s
Sunset Hill is a ridge overlooking with New Hampshire's White Mountains to the East
and Vermont's Green Mountains to the West
Bob Jensen's Threads --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/threads.htm
Bob Jensen's Home Page --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/