Stallion Barn at the Maasdam Barns

Stallion Barn at the Maasdam Barns

Stallion Barn

Stallion Barn

The Stallion Barn was the first barn to be restored (by volunteers) in 2006.  It was built in 1910 by J. G. Maasdam, probably using barn plans from the Louden Machinery Company here in Fairfield.

It contains sturdy stalls for 2 Percheron stallions, used for breeding purposes.

They had to be kept well away from the mares, so their barn was at the edge of the farmstead.

In 2005-2006 repairs were made, the barn was painted, and the roof was re-shingled by volunteers.

A Louden hay carrier is in the loft, and it still works.

  new icon   View a narrated YouTube video by Werner Elmker of how the Louden Hay Carrier works.

 

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*The black and white photo below is from the Historic Study prepared for the Iowa DOT in 2002.  Photo taken in Sept 2001.

Before restoration, northwest side, Sept 2001.
Stallion Barn in 2001

After restoration, May 2013 (Restored in 2006).
Stallion Barn in 2013

Before restoration, the other (southeast) side, Sept 2001.
Stallion Barn in 2001

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