Apr 24, 2009

Tobacco Barn

"Pennsylvania tobacco was air-cured, and it also needed to be stripped and sometimes boxed before it went to market. From these requirements flowed the design logic of the tobacco barn. Regional differences within Pennsylvania stem not from function, but from cultural origin. In the central river valleys, tobacco barns look like their counterparts in Lancaster County, while in the Northern Tier river valleys, they tend to look more like New England tobacco barns." Continued