Muncy Farm Barn
|Muncy Farm Barn|
|Address||Prairie Lane Road, Moreland|
|Town or city||Wooster, Ohio|
The Muncy Farm Barn is located on the former Muncy poultry farm on Prairie Lane, about a mile north of Moreland. The previous barn was destroyed by fire on March 30, 1944, when a baler standing outside the barn overheated while workmen baled fodder. Water taken from the stream south of the buildings helped save the farm house, but a large poultry house and one additional building shared the fate of the barn.
On May 1, construction began on a replacement barn. The six-story new barn was described as a "rural skyscraper" and was built with tile and cement blocks over the footprint of the previous barn. All lumber used was cut from the woods on the Muncy Farm.
Features[edit | edit source]
The 1944 barn was built to six stories, two stories higher than the previous structure.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Articles[edit | edit source]
"Fire destroys Muncy plant," 
"'Rural Skyscraper' Nears Completion," 
References[edit | edit source]
- Daily Record, March 31, 1944, p.11
- Daily Record, August 3, 1944, p.3