This is the barn on my parents' property. It was there when they bought the place in 1952, although my dad added the doors. It was full of hay when they moved in. We believe the right side was added on at some point long before my folks arrived. The house was built in 1889, so for all I know the barn is at least turn of the century, maybe 1920s or 30s.
Unfortunately it took a beating this past winter. The roof had started to go over the past 10 years, but the weight of the snow has pretty much sealed it's fate. These are the split beams on the right side.
It's now a very, very dangerous situation. There is still a lot of stuff that needs to be moved out before any work is done, and it's a scary thought, having to walk under those beams that will let go at any time.
This is inside the left side, which I believe was an original stand-alone building, because of the window in the side.
This side has a huge hole in the back. It was open to the sky until a pest control man put some plywood up there to keep any more raccoons from getting in (he was there to remove a raccoon family).
Big old wasps nest, which I'm hoping is old and empty.
Not too sure what will be done. The options are to tear the whole thing down, take down just the right side and fix the left, or fix the entire thing. None of those ideas thrill me at all, but the decision is going to be made for us the next time we have heavy rain, and it certainly won't withstand another winter. I'd sure hate to see it torn down; I can't imagine that property without the barn on it. On the other hand, it could cost in excess of $10,000 to fix it too.