This is a republication of the original book published in 1881. I like this
book as a study of old-fashioned agricultural buildings.
It shows the plans for various barns and
agricultural buildings of the day including: General Farm Barm, Cattle Barn
and Stables, Dairy Barn, Cattle Shelters, Sheep Barns and Sheds, Poultry
Houses, Piggeries, Carriage Houses, Corn Cribs, Ice Houses, Granaries, Smoke
Houses, and even Dog Kennels and Bird Houses.
It's kind of fun to read the text and marvel at the prices in era where for
example a 60' x 24' stone barn was constructed for twelve hundred
dollars. Some things haven't changed over the years, however, and the
virtues of a good barn remain the same, namely: light, air, space,
beauty, convenience and reasonable cost.