Editorial: Renovating classic barns preserves area’s heritage

With its rich agricultural heritage, Johnson County is home to numerous classic barns. But because of the cost of maintenance, many barns here and around the state are an endangered species.

Rough-sawn beams and high ceilings hearken back to an earlier era in local history. They are a symbol of the area’s agricultural segment and a reminder of what the community was founded on.

“These are the kinds of barns people were raised with. We can identify with them,” Sam Kemp, a Bargersville area farmer, said in a 2010 Daily Journal article.


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