R. A. Graves Barn, Circa 1890, Sparta

This Carpenter Gothic barn was built by a Mr. Stone for the Graves family around 1890. It’s been a local favorite ever since and is an ongoing restoration project of the Sparta-Hancock County Historical Society.

The ornamental scroll work makes the barn a unique treasure, especially in an urban setting. Barns were common in towns a hundred years ago, but to have one of this caliber survive the years is a real wonder.

Sparta Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

1 thought on “R. A. Graves Barn, Circa 1890, Sparta

  1. Nfutral

    I am concerned about this barn. It seems overgrown lately and it sits in a low spot. There does not appear to be any work in progress. It is such a beauty.


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