Grove City in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Bob Evans Double-Crib Log Barn
Crib barns were made of rough-hewn logs notched and laid horizontally; gaps went unfilled to save labor and provide ventilation. The multifunctional structures sheltered livestock, held feed, stored equipment, and more, such as housing a blacksmith shop.
This barn, originally built in Perry County, was dismantled and stored before being purchased and reconstructed by the Bob Evans Farm.
They later donated it to the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society and the City of Grove City. Replacement logs and other lumber were donated by Andy Deshong. Blacksmith Jim Brown, a SFCHS member, hand forged replacement hinges and latches.
Original Location: Perry County, Ohio
Original Construction: ca. 1860-1890
Erected by Southwest Franklin County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Notable Buildings.
Location. 39° 51.577′ N, 83° 6.151′ W. Marker is in Grove Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4185 Orders Road, Grove City OH 43123, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Borror-Roach Windmill (a few steps from this marker); Augenstein-Spillman Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Funk-Ziegenspeck Granary (within shouting distance of this marker); Jones Log Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Kegg-Kientz Log House (within shouting distance of this marker); Haines-Black House (within shouting distance of this marker); Orders Road School / The Orders Family (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grove City Cemetery Association (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grove City.
Also see . . . Century Village. Century Village web page on the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society website. (Submitted on October 26, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.