Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Wade Tobacco Barn

This Friday, students from the University of Delaware School of Historic Architecture and Design will be in Port Tobacco to complete measured drawings for the Tobacco Barn project for the MHT. I will be there with them for a few hours while they take measurements and photographs of the barn. Once they have all the information that they need, I am hoping we can use their research and reconstruct the barn digitally just as we have for the one room schoolhouse and the courthouse. The barn will only add to the historical aspect of Port Tobacco. Here are a couple of pictures of the barn as it appears today. The barn stands at the northeast corner of Chapel Point Road and Commerce Street, is owned by the Wade family, and dates to the first quarter of the 20th Century.
(West side of Chapel Point Road facing South)

- Peter

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