SPEECHLESS SUNDAY: Now This Is a "Faller Downer!"

Real Estate Agent with Tennessee Recreational Properties

This old barn is on State Highway 297, between Oneida and Jamestown, Tennessee

How many times have I driven past this old barn and not even seen it? The light conditions must have been just right last week, late in the afternoon on a rainy-ish day. It had been fairly warm but the thermometer suddenly plunged, with fog forming due to the difference in the temperature of the ground and the temperature of the air.

Suddenly, there it was, just begging to be photographed. It's here at the Big South Fork, between Oneida and Jamestown, Tennessee.

This is the kind of lovely old barn that defines "country living," replaced in so many places with utilitarian metal buildings that change the landscape forever. It's almost an echo of the past, still in the present!

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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor


My husband drools at the opportunity to see a barn even one in this condition.  He would probably track down the owners to negotiate a tear-down.  If he had his way we would probably build a house with old barn wood.

Have a wonderful Sunday.


Feb 20, 2010 10:38 PM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

good kindling!!!!!

Feb 20, 2010 10:53 PM #2
Pat O'Reilly
RE/MAX..214-289-6176 Irving and all of Dallas Fort Worth - Irving, TX

Looks like a bridge to get to the other one...thaks for sharing and have a great Sunday..

Feb 20, 2010 11:26 PM #3
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

That is one of the sights I love to see "out in the country." It looks like the strong memories of all the hard work generations have put into the structure are still hanging on and there as a reminder to us. I also love seeing the old fireplace chimney stacks too.

Feb 21, 2010 12:17 AM #4
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Very cool shot, Leslie! I'm trying to figure out what the 'bridge?' across was for... Do you know?


Feb 21, 2010 02:21 AM #5
Cynthia Larsen
Safe Haven Realty - Cotati, CA
Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA

What a great photo of the passage of time.

Feb 21, 2010 02:33 AM #6
Kirsten Lindquist
Pacific Union International - Sonoma, CA
Realtor - Sonoma Wine Country

Leslie:  Don't you wonder how many four-legged critters called this home?  We've got some beautiful barns here in Sonoma County....

Feb 21, 2010 03:32 AM #7
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I love this shot.  I love how you framed it with trees.  It is so historic looking and so quaint.  Well done!

Feb 21, 2010 11:00 AM #8
Leslie Helm
Tennessee Recreational Properties - Jamestown, TN
Real Estate For Trail Riders

Hi, Everyone. I think it's sad that so many beautiful old buildings fall into disrepair and the landscape changes, not for the better, as they are replaced with the generic and the utilitarian.

Feb 23, 2010 12:40 AM #9
Leslie Helm
Tennessee Recreational Properties - Jamestown, TN
Real Estate For Trail Riders

Hi, Debi. That's not a "bridge;" it's the hayloft. If you look, you can still see some old square bales of hay stacked there. It would have been tossed down to animals, probably horses, in the stalls below.

Feb 23, 2010 12:42 AM #10
Leslie Helm
Tennessee Recreational Properties - Jamestown, TN
Real Estate For Trail Riders

Hi, Sharon. I'm sad that all the old stuff that you should be able to find in some hole-in-the-wall, driving around on back roads....all the furniture that could be refinished, the old baskets, old farm implements....it's all in "group shops" now and so overpriced. The past is disappearing right before our eyes.

Metal buildings just don't have the classic lines that these old barns have.



Feb 23, 2010 12:45 AM #11
Carra & Shae Riley
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Leslie.. What a wonderful picture. It's very rare to see something so undisturbed and natural. Thanks for sharing.

Feb 23, 2010 05:16 AM #12
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

We call that a "scraper" or a "dozer" out here. Time to hire a bulldozer and scrape it off the property.

Feb 24, 2010 09:13 AM #13
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