Here is another Mail Pouch barn.
This time it is local--on the eastern edge of town just out of city limits
(although Barnesville is hardly a city).
I couldn't get a shot without the light pole or at least some lines in the photo.
A close-up of the side and a closer look at the stone foundation.
I like the windows in the lower level.
This is the best shot I could get of the writing on the back of the barn.
The sun was playing havoc with my camera.
The sign painter lived in Bethesda, just ten minutes east of this barn.
He's been gone quite awhile.
This shot shows the barn and house.
It is taken from the Rite Aide parking lot.
A few feet forward and you are standing in the 'country'.
A few feet backwards, you're not only in town but in a commercial area!
I thought I'd show a closer view of the house.
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Beth - you found a treasure! I love these advertising barns and this one is perfect!ReplyDelete
I love it! It truly is a beauty!ReplyDelete
Great barn picture, Beth... AND--I like the house too... Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Gonna be out-of-pocket for a few days...
My FAVORITE kind of barn!ReplyDelete
I grew up with these. The red is a rare find. LOVE it!
I like seeing barns with advertising.ReplyDelete
I remember seeing these Mail Pouch Tobacco barns from my childhood...not so much any longer. Great find! And nice that you know who painted it too...ReplyDelete
i love both the barn and the house....isn't it sad when the city grows right up into the country....i'm happy these owners haven't sold out!ReplyDelete
i love mail pouch barns ... such a great find. thanks, for sharing with us. the ones i usually see are more worn. so this is very different for me. (:ReplyDelete
Now, that looks like one fantastic barn... one I'd so love to explore, although, it's still in use, and well maintained, too! I had to look close to see the words on the back, hard to read, but love the ad barns!ReplyDelete
Did you see the candles in the windows of the house?
Thanks so much for joining =)
I thought this one had recently been repainted, yet you say the sign painter has been gone quite a while, so I guess it is just very well maintained!ReplyDelete
i had a good time looking at these and day dreaming what it would be like to live on the edge of barnesville, or what it would be like to paint the side of a barn like this. i notice there are little candle lights in the windows of the house.ReplyDelete
A classic advertising barn. I love it!ReplyDelete
The barn ad looks like it's been touched up recently with fresh paint!ReplyDelete
That sign is looks as if it had just been painted....wonderful entry.ReplyDelete
Who needs a billboard when there is a barn handy! Great pictures of a great barn and I love the house too!ReplyDelete
There are several entries with advertising this week...I like it! This is as classic as it gets. Great shots, Beth! Love this barn!ReplyDelete
Modern advertising has nothing on this barnstormer!ReplyDelete
Very nice shots. Advertising barns are so special and yours is a beauty. Nice house, too.ReplyDelete