Monday, May 5, 2008

McHenry County, Illinois, Barns

Until the last several decades, McHenry County has been a major agricultural area in the state. But now, with the the spread of Chicago's urban sprawl , the farms and fields are fast sprouting subdivisions and shopping centers. Along with this has come a drop in the number of wooden barns.

Fortunately, a group has been organized to preserve these representatives of times past. It is called the McHenry County Historical Barn Preservation Association and was formed in January, 1999. There are also barn preservation associations in Kane County, Illinois, and King County, State of Washington.

In the 15 years I've lived in McHenry County, I have personally seen the destruction of about seven of them.

They even have a website:

Glad to See Someone Fighting for Them. --RoadDog

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