null Skip to main content

Wisconsin Barns - Book

Farcountry Press

(No reviews yet) Write a Review
Adding to cart… The item has been added

The Wisconsin Barns book is a fascinating and pictorial journey into rural Wisconsin. On a two-year quest to document Wisconsin's iconic barns, writer and historian Nancy Schumm-Burgess and photographer and journalist Ernest J. Schweit set out to explore a way of life defined by family, a connection to the land, ingenuity, and hard work. In the process, Schumm-Burgess digs up fascinating details on the backgrounds of the structures, including a rare log barn dating to the 1840s, a barn that once served as a stagecoach stop and another designed by African American architect Algie Shivers. Schweit's photographs capture the storied structures in all seasons from modest mid-1800s barns to round and octagonal structures to grand, arch-roofed edifices. Organized by region, the Wisconsin Barns book discusses Wisconsin's unique barn styles and details the backgrounds of many of the structures. Makes a perfect gift or memento.

Softcover book (9 1/8 x 8 1/8 in.) has 80 pages, including 107 color photos. ISBN 1560374837

An avid history writer, Nancy Schumm-Burgess has been documenting and preserving barns since 1997. She works with local and national barn preservation organizations to protect this integral part of our agrarian heritage.

If you are not 100% satisfied with the product or service you receive, we will replace the product or refund the amount of your purchase. Contact us using the Customer Concern Form, or e-mail WisconsinMade Customer Service at info@WisconsinMade.