Carol Peachee Photography | Barns
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Barns

Lockheart Ridge Farm

Madden Barn

Stable Aisle

Ritters Ladder

Thomas Farm Fire Curing Barn

Faha Quilt Barn

Veneble Barn Hay Racks

About This Project

The barn is a disappearing symbol of Kentucky’s agricultural heritage.  The Kentucky Barns Project is an attempt to showcase historic barns throughout the state, highlighting the various architectural structures, building materials, craftsmanship, agricultural functions, agricultural regions, and many of the cultural groups that immigrated and settled here. I continue my love affair with intimate detail as well as the larger structure, and capture the inside as well as the outside of the barns.  The inside spaces of what was once the most important building on the land eminated the sense of absence and presence.  Most of the structures I photographed were empty and no longer in use, underscoring how endangered these places are.  Yet, there was also the presence of the past everywhere.  The images not only show the variety of barns, but the diversity of Kentucky’s landscape, covering all seven regions and a large number of the 120 counties in Kentucky.  The images are to be included in my upcoming book published by the Indiana University Press in fall of 2019.