Thursday, July 29, 2010

Beautiful Barn

I know, it is another "Up North" post but there is so much that I love to share with you about my little piece of heaven! So.....

Up north near 'our' cottage there is a beautiful white barn that I am completely infatuated with; The D.H. Day Barn.

I am not really sure why I am so in love with this barn other than it is SO


It was built in the 1880's by David Henry Day. Over time he owned more than 5000 acres. He sold and donated much of that land to the State of Michigan. Most of which is now D.H. Day State Park which is part of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore.
I was never able to see it "working" like it was meant to do but the government had started to restored it and now I believe now it is privately owned.

The farm itself was 400 acres and housed hogs, Holsteins and grew hay, apples and cherries.

To see more history on this beautiful barn click here.

Here are some gorgeous pictures by photographer Dean A. Pennala

This is the view atop Sleeping Bear Dunes, that is Lake Michigan in the background.

This is now considered one of the "Most 50 Significant Structures in Michigan" by the

Society of Architectural Historians

I hope that you are able to see this historic barn for yourself one day, you will not be disappointed!



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