Archive for January, 2015

January 8, 2015 |  by  |  No Comments

4 degrees this morning and my mind has been wandering back to the fields of Alpirsbach, Germany. No wonder some Germans who emigrated to America found much of home in the Pennsylvania fields…

alpirsbach fields

A barn in Germany Eric Sloane would have appreciated

January 8, 2015 |  by  |  No Comments

For those interested in the barns described in Eric Sloane’s books, here is a photo taken in Southern Germany last summer. You can see some architectural precursors to our American versions, as well as a unique style of timber framing. This photo, and many others, appear in our most recent book: A Field Guide to the Carriage Barns and Houses of Lewisburg:

barn in germany