State Trust needs photos, data on area’s old barns


Old barns are as much a part of the Litchfield County landscape as trees, deer and undulating expanses of infinitely beautiful farmfields. But according to the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, barns are “becoming an extinct building type” in this state.

The reason why should be obvious. In recent years there has been much talk about the slow death of farming and agriculture in this part of the world. Conversations on that topic tend to focus on the human and economic angles.

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