Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Barn Watching and Golf?


On my first trip to Manassas, my sister took me by to see this barn,  It was late in the afternoon and the light was going fast.  My attempts to photograph it were a dismal failure.  I was determined to get some good photos on this last trip.  It is such an interesting landmark in the area.







On the site of what was once a Prince William dairy farm, Sunnybrook, golfers can now practice their swings at the Sunnybrook  Golf Putting Range, alongside a towering stone barn constructed with stones from a fence built during the Civil War era.  The range is to the left of the barn in this photo.






Today the barn is registered as a national historic site.  According to the Smithsonian Institution, the combination of a stone barn and a stone domed silo is the only one in the United States. It is a shame the roof is gone...



I would have loved to get inside the barn to see more of it, but it was posted, so I didn't want to chance it!


There are a lot more barns to see over at Tricia's Barn Charm.  Be sure to visit!

18 comments:

tanya breese said...

wow, that's an amazing barn...must add to my list of places to see! we haven't really visited manassas yet, only driven through so far!

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Wow, that is wonderful. I'm glad you were able to get "daylight" shots of it. If we ever get back to Manassas, I'll look for this barn!

Beth said...

definitely would be a fun place to see. (:

onespoiledcat said...

This is one of my three favorite barns in Manassas - I've always thought this one really would be so much more incredible if it were sitting on a broad expanse of green farmland (as it once was) instead of majestically sitting by a putting green and a funeral home on the edge of a busy town! Great shots though Linda......

Pam (and Sam)

Betty Roan said...

That is by far the most interesting barn I've ever seen. I can see why you went back for a redo.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Cool! Pleased to read that is is protected as a historic building.

W. Latane Barton said...

That is amazing! I live in Virginia and I did not know it existed. Thanks for posting.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

This is one of the most interesting barn posts I've seen! Great shots, too!

TexWisGirl said...

that really is neat.

Amy Burzese said...

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing this!

heyBJK said...

How cool is that! I've never seen one quite like it. Nice pics!

Jan n Jer said...

This is a good one Linda...glad to hear its in the registry!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

What a beautiful structure, or ruins, now... such a shame! LoveLoveLove the stonework!!! Awesome find!

Thank you for sharing at Barn Charm =)

Rose said...

Boy, that must have been some barn in its day!

Red said...

Interesting that some of these old guys had very original ideas for what they wanted in a barn. This one is very unique. Great photo!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Love the stonework, makes it soooo charming. Great shots Linda and this is an awesome barn!

NixBlog said...

A great historic building, Linda. It is a pity it hasn't been maintained better. I wonder if there are plans to restore it?

NixBlog said...

A great historic building, Linda. It is a pity it hasn't been maintained better. I wonder if there are plans to restore it?