Monday, April 16, 2012

Rock City Barn Charm


This barn was in my hometown and was built by my Great Grandfather.

The barn collapsed about two years ago.

I didn't take the photo.  A friend did and I'm so glad he did.

I edited it a few years ago to include my Great Grandparents.



The barn is pictured in this book, but it is just a small black and white in the back.

Rock City Barns - A Passing Era
Photographed by David B. Jenkins

And here is an article about the barn painter, Clark Byers, from the NY Times.


Do you have a Rock City Barn in your area?


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21 comments:

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I'm so glad you have the picture of your Great Grandfather's barn. I love how you incorporated your Great Grandparents in the picture.

Kerry said...

I remember that barn!

Beth said...

oh, so cool. i love the photo of your great grand parents. they had such class. i wonder when folks see photos of us this day & age will take think we had class? so fun. thanks, for sharing. (:

Genie said...

What a wonderful job you have done merging the two photos. It is wonderful. So sorry it fell down...but that is continuing to happen here, too..so sad. Your picture is beautiful. genie

TexWisGirl said...

aww. glad you have that photo! thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

I like the way you edited that photo! Excellent!

Rose said...

Oh, Amy, I love your edited version of the barn. It is wonderful.

Mari said...

It's a great barn, and the sign on it is so cool! It's even better that you have a family connection.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

It's great you have that photo and I love how you edited the photo and added your grandparents.

Diane Writes said...

I live in the city so I rarely see barns and pieces of greeneries. Your great grandparents left a great legacy to your family. I love the picture and I'm sure the barn looks better for real. Though as you said, it already collapsed, I still admire it in the picture. Priceless!

Carletta said...

These barns are right up there with the Mail Pouch Barns. A real piece of Americana.
Love your edit - a wonderful tribute.

heyBJK said...

That is so awesome, Amy! I love the advertising. It's a shame it collapsed, but so glad you got a photo from someone. Your edit with your grandparents is fantastic!

EG CameraGirl said...

I absolutely LOVE how you added your great grandparents to the photo! Very meaningful! Lucky you to have these treasured photos.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That is so neat to incorporate your g-grands in the photo- very nice.

Elaine said...

I love your edited photo with your grandparents! Being a West Coast gal I don't remember the Rock City barns, but do remember seeing many Mail Pouch barns when I was a kid.

Pam said...

That is so neat that your Grandpa built that. No Rock City barns, but I think I was there when I was a kid. For Ohio's Bicentennial (I think) they painted a barn in each county with an state logo. The poor guy spent years doing it, but they are sort of neat to see.

Tanya said...

oh that is so neat and i love your edited version with your grandparents...so sad though that it is no longer with us...we don't have any rock city barns around here but i did see them in and around chatanooga and i have a miniature one hanging in my house :)

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

What a great job you did of editing! WoW!
There used to be Meramec Caverns ads painted on signs around here a long time ago, but I haven't seen any since I was a kid.
So sorry it's collapsed, what a shame

Thanks for joining =)

Linda said...

Great barn...such a lovely post.

Candy said...

I love this, Amy. What a NEAT keep sake.

Rita said...

Yes, we have them here. But, it is the same idea with a different cavern. Meremec Cavern's to be exact.