September Barn of the Month
The September “barn
of the month” was built shortly after WWII in late 1948 early 1949 for Mr. Ward Curry. Its original purpose was
very much the traditional family farm barn of the era. It provided shelter for milk cows, draft horses used to farm
the land and a few saddle horses for transportation. As time marched on the focus switched form dairy cattle to
beef cattle. Likewise the horses were replaced by tractors and motor vehicles were used for transportation.
Currently the barn belongs to Ward Curry’s son, Mr. Bill Curry and his wife Dottie.
They have done a great job of maintain and improving the barn through the years. A new metal roof was installed in 2016.
This should keep the barn protected for generations to come.
It would be well worth ones
time to take a short drive and see this barn in person. It is located in the southeast section of the intersection of
Ward Curry Rd. and Old County Home Rd. just east of Lexington. Not only will you appreciate the classic character of
the barn, you will gain an appreciation of how closely rural America and cities function so closely together in harmony.