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Washtenaw County Historic District Commission

Historic Barns of Washtenaw County

Washtenaw County remains unique in southeast Michigan for its blend of urban centers and rural spaces. Explore a variety of interesting 19th and early-20th century barns in southeast Washtenaw County, many still in use on active farms.

  • 1.

    Porter Farm

    Porter Farm

    This strinking fieldstone barn is one of the county's oldest.

  • 2.

    Austin Road

    Austin Road

    This gambrel roof barn is typical of Washtenaw County.

  • 3.

    Braun Road

    Braun Road

    The large earthen ramp on this barn remains in use today.

  • 4.

    Jackson Street

    Jackson Street

    This site was formerly a large dairy operation.

  • 5.

    Sharon Hallow Road

    Sharon Hallow Road

    This beautiful gambrel roofed barn features a striking shed addition.

  • 6.

    M-52

    M-52

    This barn is an excellent example of a successful adaptive-use project.

  • 7.

    Lamb Road

    Lamb Road

    This barn has two unique wings from the 19th and 20th centuries

  • 8.

    Clinton Road

    Clinton Road

    Gothic dormers and a bulky earthen ramp make this barn is unique.

  • 9.

    Fisk Road

    Fisk Road

    Triangular Gothic dormers are unusual on barns in Washtenaw County.

  • 10.

    Sharon Valley Road

    Sharon Valley Road

    This dairy barn is large for the area.

  • 11.

    East Austin Road

    East Austin Road

    This barn maintains some elements unique to historic dairy barns, including large ventilators

  • 12.

    Allen Road

    Allen Road

    This barn retains its original gable roof, signalling an older structure.

  • 13.

    West Austin Road

    West Austin Road

    Visit this unusual L-shaped barn.

  • 14.

    Lima Center Road

    Lima Center Road

    This dairy barn has a very unusual shape.

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