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Shelburne in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Horseshoe Barn

Constructed on-site: 1949

 
 
Horseshoe Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
1. Horseshoe Barn Marker
Inscription.

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. Touch for map. Marker and building are on the Shelburne Museum grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 Shelburne Road (US Hwy 7), Shelburne VT 05482, United States of America.
 
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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Danby Water Fountain, Before 1911

Horseshoe Barn and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
2. Horseshoe Barn and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Print Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Weaving Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Shaker Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelburne.
 
Also see . . .  Horseshoe Barn at the Shelburne Museum. (Submitted on October 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureMan-Made Features
 
Horseshoe Barn image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
3. Horseshoe Barn
 
 
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 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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