NEW BARN IS GOING UP!

Trillium Dell of Galesburg, Illinois is raising the barn timbers during the last week of March and first week of April, 2019.

Trillium Dell of Galesburg, Illinois is raising the barn timbers during the last week of March and first week of April, 2019.

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The barn has been raised. Jeff Gladu Construction is shown above putting on the roof in late April. Riley Milburn will be installing the siding and the Dirt Works will be putting in the brick floor during June.

THANK YOU to all of our many donors who have made this project possible.

      The Commodore Perry Davis Barn is located 3.4 miles east of the Five Mile House on the Westfield Road. It was built in 1880 by Commodore Perry Davis and is a large "Tennessee livestock barn." The center and loft of the barn are designed for storing grain and hay for feeding livestock in the side wings of the barn.

      The barn will be dismantled and re-constructed in a smaller but similar configuration at the Five Mile House. Some of the original features of the barn such as the corn crib and grain bin will be represented and interpretive displays will tell the story of C.P. Davis and the original barn. Cost estimates are currently being developed and a fund raising effort will begin later this spring.

The original barn gable showing three stars and the 1880 date.

The original barn gable showing three stars and the 1880 date.

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