Constructed on-site: 1949
This building was modeled after a unique horseshoe-shaped dairy barn near Georgia, Vermont. It is constructed of hand-hewn beams salvages from twelve barns and stones from two gristmills. The massive structure incorporates 745 timbers, posts, and braces; 17,000 feet of plank and other boarding; and 9,000 square feet of slate.
The desire of Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960) to provide a suitable setting for the more than forty-five horse-drawn vehicles used by the Webb family and collected by her father-in-law, Dr. William Seward Webb, provided the inspiration for founding the Shelburne Museum. The Horseshoe Barn exhibits horse-drawn carriages, coaches, and sleighs.
Erected by the Shelburne Museum.
Location. 44° 22.675′ N, 73° 13.858′ W. Marker is in Shelburne, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker and building are on the Shelburne Museum grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 Shelburne Road (US Hwy 7), Shelburne VT 05482, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Horseshoe Barn Annex (a few steps from this marker); Ron Stowell
Also see . . . Horseshoe Barn at the Shelburne Museum. (Submitted on October 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.