Mare Barn, Then & Now

Mare Barn, Then & Now - Maasdam Barns

Mare Barn, Then & Now, Photo Comparison

THEN -  A Maasdam Family photo, apparently in the 1920's.
(Then-1920's?) A Maasdam Family photo, apparently in the 1920's.

NOW -  During Open House, Oct 8, 2011.
(Now-Oct 2011) During Open House, Oct 8, 2011.

THEN -  Mare Barn left.  Looking south. (2001)
(Then-2001) Mare Barn left. Looking south.

THEN -  Restoration on the Mare Barn is about to begin. (Jul 2007)
(Then-Jul 2007) Restoration on the Mare Barn is about to begin.

NOW -  All three barns have been restored.  The Loop Trail passes by here. (Oct 2011)
(Now-Oct 2011) All three barns have been restored.

THEN -  Mare Barn, south-west side.  The cupola was removed at some point in the past. (2001)
(Then-2001) Mare Barn, south-west side. The cupola was removed at some point in the past.

THEN -  Mare Barn, south-west side. (May 2005)
(Then-May 2005) Mare Barn, south-west side.

THEN -  The Mare Barn - the windows will be restored, the roof will be replaced, and the foundation needed work. (Jul 2007)
(Then-Jul 2007) The Mare Barn - the windows will be restored, the roof will be replaced, and the foundation needed work.

THEN -  The roof covering was replaced and a new cupola was built.  SW corner. (Jan 2008)
(Then-Jan 2008) The roof covering was replaced and a new cupola was built. SW corner.

NOW -  During Open House. (Oct 2011)
(Now-Oct 2011) Southwest corner.

THEN -  Mare Barn, south-east side. (2001)
(Then-2001)  Mare Barn, south-east side.

NOW -  The original sign was not centered, so the reproduced sign is not either. (Aug 2010)
(Now-Aug 2010) The original sign was not centered, so the reproduced sign is not either.

THEN -  Mare Barn, main floor. (2001)
(Then-2001) Mare Barn, main floor.

THEN -  There are eight stalls, one for each mare. (Jul 2007)
(Then-Jul 2007)  There are eight stalls, one for each mare.

NOW -  Four mares were housed here for Open House. (Oct 2011)
(Now-Oct 2011). Four mares were housed here for Open House.

NOW -  The displays are ready for Open House. (Oct 2011)
(Now-Oct 2011)  The displays are ready for Open House.

THEN -  Mare Barn loft, with grain bin in background. (2001)
(Then-2001) Mare Barn loft, with grain bin in background.

NOW -  A hole cut in the ceiling lets you see the loft.  Grain bin to the left, Hay Carrier Track is at the top. (2011)
(Now-2011) A hole cut in the ceiling lets you see the loft. Grain bin to the left, Hay Carrier Track is at the top.

 

NOW -  The Mare Barn, with the Show Barn behind it. (Oct 2011)
(Now-Oct 2011) The Mare Barn, with the Show Barn behind it.

NOW -  Sunset at the Maasdam Barns. (Oct 2011)
(Now-Oct 2011). Sunset at the Maasdam Barns.

The 2007 and newer photos are by Jeff Fitz-Randolph
The 2001 black & white photos are from the Historic Study prepared for the Iowa DOT in 2002 (PDF).

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