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Otto Beer Sr. left a huge imprint scattered across two counties and other locales. He likely built more than 100 farm barns during a 31-year stretch. Some barns remain standing and a few are still used. But most have either been torn down or burned down. The legacy of...

Frank Littleton would not be outdone. An Indianapolis attorney and state lawmaker, Littleton owned a 360-acre farm in the McCordsville area in Hancock County. In 1901, colleague and fellow attorney Wymond Beckett built a round barn on his Dearborn County farm. It measu...

November 17, 2017

Casey Knigga acquired his hay press barn almost by chance. In 2003, he was in the market for an old log

cabin, and his plan was to reconstruct and restore it on his property in Ohio County for use as a hunting cabin.

“A cabin next to the creek, in the woods – that was th...

November 17, 2017

It’s easy to see why the Calloway family’s barn is such a focal point for anybody traveling on U.S. 31 in Miami County.

After all, it’s 80 feet in diameter and 54 feet high from the basement to the peak of the roof, it’s round, it’s red, and its roof is decorated with e...

WASHINGTON, Ind. – A picturesque century-old barn off Indiana 57 is part of a dwindling style of architecture that's inspired books, road trips and at least one retirement project.

The Thomas C. Singleton barn, built in 1908, is one of 73 historic round barns remaining...

On August 17 at the Indiana State Fair, Tim and Beth Sheets received the 2017 Arnold Award for Rural Preservation from Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Farm Bureau.

At Heritage Farm on County Road 400 North in Howard County, the Sheets family raises Suri Alpacas in a big r...

July 21, 2017

The Indiana Barn Foundation hosted its first bus barn tour of five Hancock and Madison County Barns on July 21, 2017.  An enthusiastic group of 45 participants enjoyed traveling the backroads of these Indiana counties to explore several rural treasures.  Onboard were t...

January 27, 2017

In 2015, IBF founder and president Carolyn Rahe was the guest speaker at a History Chat for Historic Bremen, Inc. (HBI). The video below was developed by HBI, and in it, Carolyn talks about her passion for saving Indiana barns and how the Indiana Barn Foundation got st...

December 9, 2016

In December 2015, Gwen Gutwein made her final trek-- searching out distinctive and historic Indiana barns. Her barn painting project trademarked HERITAGE BARNS started in the fall of 2004, over eleven years ago!

Gwen had specific criteria in mind when she started her pr...

December 2, 2016

IBF's Bicentennial Barn Quilt has been named Outstanding Bicentennial Collaborative Project by Indiana Historic Society. Congratulations to all involved! The following article appeared in the Elkhart Truth. 

NAPPANEE — A Nappanee designer and a Bremen quilter are being...

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