Barns of Oregon: The rich history of Oregon Farming

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I love Oregon and I love driving outside the major cities to get pictures of old barns. The history of these barns just fascinates me and knowing some of these barns have been in the same family for many generations is awesome and says a lot about Oregon and their stance on family tradition.

Oregon Barns
Oregon Barns

Though you won’t find barns like this in Portland it certainly doesn’t take a long drive to find them. Many are located on the outskirts of Beaverton and there are many throughout the Washington County area. Many of these photos were taken all over Oregon and aren’t limited to Washington County, but they do show the rich history of Oregon in each and every picture.

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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
your real estate writer

Thanks for sharing "your" barns... they're beautiful.

When I'm out and about and spot an old barn, I just have to stop and take a picture. I have one that is leaning so far that I expected it to fall over. Eventually it did... and I miss seeing it when I drive by.

Another one I call "The Lace Barn," because both walls and roof have so many holes the light shines through. I don't go that way often, so don't know if it's still standing.

As a kid, we had a barn on the property that my great-grandfather had built... with wooden pegs. Maybe that's why I'm so fond of old barns now.

Sep 07, 2010 06:51 AM #1
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

Great photos as usual, Todd!!!  I used to live in a rural area with barns and they were absolutely beautiful!  There are still quite a few around here that have the old advertisements painted on the sides - LOVE THEM!

Wake Forest NC House Chick

Sep 07, 2010 07:13 AM #2
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


That top one is a classic. The old barns are such a part - a disappearing part - of Americana. :)


Sep 07, 2010 07:38 AM #3
Aaron Vaughn | Builder | Investor
Conifer Homes - Buda, TX
If the deal makes sense, the cash will follow.

I spent summers on my grandparents' farm in Malin, OR, growing up. They had a couple of really cool old barns. Wish I had pictures to share.

Sep 07, 2010 07:54 AM #4
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

Todd - Love the slideshow!  A while back I saw a company that removes barns that are falling apart and makes a pretty penny selling the wood.

Sep 07, 2010 01:39 PM #5
Kim Peasley-Parker
AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc. - Sumter, SC

Great photos Todd.  I love to drive out in the county in SC and see the old barns.

Sep 07, 2010 02:04 PM #6
Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

I have some great growing up memories of working and playing in barns. I have often thought it would be cool to renovate a barn into one's home. Maybe some day.


Sep 07, 2010 02:32 PM #7
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Todd... there is nothing more Americana in my mind than a barn!

Sep 07, 2010 04:10 PM #8
Lori Churchill Cofer
Beasley Realty - Pullman, WA
Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA


We have lots of barns here...yesterday I took one of a round barn.  I will post in the future....

Sep 07, 2010 04:47 PM #9
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

I'm glad everyone is enjoying the pictures. Cal, here is a house that was converted from a barn, believe me I wish I could get inside.

A barn converted into a house

Sep 07, 2010 04:50 PM #10
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Interesting blog, interesting last picture.  I like how you tie in your photos with a little story. 

Sep 07, 2010 06:11 PM #11
John Walters
Frank Rubi Real Estate - Slidell, LA
Licensed in Louisiana

I never saw many barns from my area of the country.  However, my dad was from rural Ohio and they were everywhere last time I visited.  Great pictures Todd.

Sep 07, 2010 07:35 PM #12
Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

thanks Todd for the pic of the house barn.


Sep 07, 2010 11:46 PM #13
Maria Morton
Chartwell Kansas City Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Nice photos, Todd! This post would feel right at home in the Architecturally Interesting Group!

Sep 08, 2010 02:31 AM #14
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Nice pictures. One of the things I loved very much when I worked in Oregon was the barns and the covered bridges. Oregon is blessed with a lot of both.

Sep 08, 2010 04:26 AM #15
Nancy Conner
Managing Broker - City Realty Inc - Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA

What great barns!  Funny how there is such a connection between barns and the nostalgia for days gone by...My favorite childhood summers were spent playing in the barn of my great-aunt in Missouri - climbing up the hay bales & hunting for eggs (which occasionally involved accidentally terrorizing the chickens).

Sep 08, 2010 05:51 PM #16
Robert Schwabe
EXP Realty - Orange Park, FL
Orange Park Real Estate

Todd -Great barn pictures. I just think barn pictures are really cool. Especially when they are in black and white.

Sep 09, 2010 11:19 PM #17
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