Show Barn new roof at the Maasdam Barns
Show Barn, New Roof & Cupola, Jan 2011.
And previous volunteer work in 2009, 2008, 2007.
The new cupola was built on the ground and lifted into place. (Jan 6, 2011).
New shingles had already been installed on the top part of the roof.
Flashing is being installed to prevent leaks. The big hole in the lower-right part of the roof will be repaired.
Shingles are being installed on the west side of the roof at the same time.
It's cold today.
All of the shingles have been installed. (Jan 26, 2011).
View of the west side.
View of the east side of the Show Barn, with Mare Barn in the foreground.
Photos by Jeff Fitz-Randolph, Jan 2011.
Interior photos, Sept 2009
Storage loft in the Show Barn, looking south. Sept 2009.
Still looking south. The stairs are behind the little wall.
The roof-support design provided support-free floor space. Note the Louden Hay Carrier track along the ridge.
The only obstructions on the floor are the angled braces.
Looking north in the loft. Hay was stored here.
Looking down the stairs from the loft. Who cares to go down first?.
Looking to the south west corner from the stairs.
Looking at the stairs from the southwest corner of the main floor.
Looking north on the main floor. Work will continue here after the Mare Barn.
Looking south. The main area is right, the stairs are left.
This is what you see as you enter the east door (looking west). The sliding door to the right has Louden hangers.
This work room is on the right as you enter. The sliding door can be closed to hide this room.
These Louden stanchions and gate from another barn will be installed here.
This Louden Litter Carrier and overhead track will be installed later.
Photos by Jeff Fitz-Randolph, Sept 2009
Comparison and exterior photos of the Show Barn, Sept 2009
Compare this photo with the photo below. Show Barn on the right, (mare barn on the left), Sept 2009.
This photo is from the 1920's.
The Show Barn, mare barn to the right, Sept 2009.
The Show Barn, 08/02/09.
The metal extension to the Show Barn was added in the 1950's.
The Show Barn is on the left, the Mare Barn is on the right, Aug 2009.
The Show Barn & Mare Barn, Aug 2009.
Photos by Jeff Fitz-Randolph, Aug & Sept 2009
Volunteers work on the Show Barn, Oct 11, 2008
The Show Barn, behind the Mare Barn, Sept 28, 2008.
The Show Barn, behind the Mare Barn, Oct 11, 2008.
The Show Barn, looking from the southeast.
The Show Barn windows were repaired.
The windows were previously removed to be fixed.
Neglect takes a toll.
Each window is different.
In the work room.
The center of the barn, at one time a dairy barn.
In the background, the stairs to the loft.
Re-installing the loft windows.
The window repairs were all done by volunteers.
This is a typical Louden-designed roof structure.
This roof is next in line for new roof shingles.
Photos by Jeff Fitz-Randolph, Sept 28 & Oct 11, 2008
Show Barn in July 2007
The Show Barn has a small hole in the roof, July 2007.
Looking from the south, at the east side.
Windows on the Show Barn will be restored.
The work room in the Show Barn.
This Louden door hanger is still on the job (workroom door).
A Louden Litter Carrier and Louden stanchions from another barn, which be on display here.
Close-up of the stanchions.
These Louden stanchions, a gate, and the Louden Litter Carrier will be restored and will be on display. They came from a barn that was being torn down in Monroe, IA.
Close-up of the roof framing in the Show Barn loft.
Roof framing in the Show Barn loft.
Photos by Jeff Fitz-Randolph, July 2007