Show Barn new roof at the Maasdam Barns

Show Barn new roof

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).
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.
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.
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.
Shingles are being installed on the west side of the roof at the same time.

It's cold today.
It's cold today.

All of the shingles have been installed.  (Jan 26, 2011).
All of the shingles have been installed.  (Jan 26, 2011).

View of the west side.
View of the west side.

View of the east side of the Show Barn, with Mare Barn in the foreground.
View 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.
Storage loft in the Show Barn, looking south.

Still looking south.   The stairs are behind the little wall.
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 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.
The only obstructions on the floor are the angled braces.

Looking north in the loft.   Hay was stored here.
Looking north in the loft. Hay was stored here.

Looking down the stairs from the loft.   Who cares to go down first?.
Looking down the stairs from the loft.

Looking to the south west corner from the stairs.
Looking to the south west corner from the stairs.

Looking at the stairs from the southwest corner of the main floor.
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 north on the main floor.

Looking south.   The main area is right, the stairs are left.
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 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.
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.
These Louden stanchions and gate from another barn will be installed here.

This Louden Litter Carrier and overhead track will be installed later.
This Louden Litter Carrier and overhead track will be installed later.

Closer look at the Litter Carrier.   See More about the Carrier here.
Closer look at the Litter Carrier.

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.
Compare this photo with the photo below.

This photo is from the 1920's.
This photo is from the 1920's.

The Show Barn, mare barn to the right, Sept 2009.
The Show Barn, mare barn to the right, Sept 2009.

The Show Barn, 08/02/09.
The Show Barn, Aug 2009.

The metal extension to the Show Barn was added in the 1950's.
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 is on the left, the Mare Barn is on the right, Aug 2009.

The Show Barn & Mare Barn, 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, Sept 28, 2008.

The Show Barn, behind the Mare Barn, Oct 11, 2008.
The Show Barn, behind the Mare Barn, Oct 11, 2008.

The Show Barn, looking from the southeast.
The Show Barn, looking from the southeast.

The Show Barn windows were repaired.
The Show Barn windows were repaired.

The windows were previously removed to be fixed.
The windows were previously removed to be fixed.

Neglect takes a toll.
Neglect takes a toll.

Each window is different.
Each window is different.

In the work room.
In the work room.

The center of the barn, at one time a dairy barn.
The center of the barn, at one time a dairy barn.

In the background, the stairs to the loft.
In the background, the stairs to the loft.

Re-installing the loft windows.
>Re-installing the loft windows.

The window repairs were all done by volunteers.
The window repairs were all done by volunteers.

This is a typical Louden-designed roof structure.
This is a typical Louden-designed roof structure.

This roof is next in line for new roof shingles.
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.
The Show Barn has a small hole in the roof.

Looking from the south, at the east side.
Looking from the south, at the east side.

Windows on the Show Barn will be restored.
Windows on the Show Barn will be restored.

The work room in the Show Barn.
The work room in the Show Barn.

This Louden door hanger is still on the job (workroom door).
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.
A Louden Litter Carrier and Louden stanchions from another barn, which be on display here.

Close-up of the stanchions.
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.
These Louden stanchions, a gate, and the Louden Litter Carrier will be restored and will be on display.

Close-up of the roof framing in the Show Barn loft.
Close-up of the roof framing in the Show Barn loft.

Roof framing in the Show Barn loft.
Roof framing in the Show Barn loft.

Photos by Jeff Fitz-Randolph, July 2007

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