The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Outbuildings Served Multiple Purposes


The Eastview Dairy used molded concrete blocks for the silo and lower level of the dairy barn.

Farms in Transylvania County, both in the past and more recently, have been relatively small and general in nature. They may have a variety of livestock including cattle, chickens and pigs. Earlier farms had horses for both work purposes and riding. Typical farm crops included hay and corn. In the past a variety of grains were grown and milled locally. Sorghum or cane was grown for molasses.

A variety of structures were needed for the animals, crops and associated activities. Along with a farmhouse and a traditional barn there were usually numerous outbuildings. Some, like sheds of...

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