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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Not So Charming

It’s Tuesday and I occasionally like to participate in Barn Charm at Tricia’s Buff Area Daily. Yesterday was a sad barn discovery!

We were on our way to Dayton to see the Dayton Dragons game last night and leaving early, we took some back roads to photograph a few trains. When driving through Putnam County we saw a lot of the damage that still remains after a nasty storm on June 29 that knocked out power in the whole county for days. There weren’t any tornadoes, but winds up to 80 MPH in that very destructive storm.

On May 20 of this year I took this photo of the Putnam County Bicentennial Barn:

Putnam County Bicentennial Barn
Columbus Grove, OH, May 20, 2012

As we drove past the barn yesterday, David said, “Oh my God, that was the Bicentennial Barn!”

This is what the barn has looked like since June 29:

Putnam County Bicentennial Barn 
after storm on June 29, 2012
taken July 23, 2012

This is the only part of the rubble that I could pick out that looked like there might be a part of the Bicentennial logo:

The house of wood didn’t withstand the Big Bad Wolf; if you see a barn you want in your photo collection, it’s not a guarantee that there will be a day with better light! I’m really glad I take my “safety shots” when I see the Bicentennial Barns, even if the lighting could be better at the time!


Tricia Hays said...

OH MY GOD, that's heart wrenching to see that old 1809 barn DESTROYED... That's awful! I'm terribly sorry! This is of little consolation, but the wood can still be reused, surely, for something... I'm very emotional & this has brought tears to my eyes... The owners must be devastated!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

So sad the bicentennial barn was destroyed. I hope the wood can be rescued and used someway.

Edna B said...

How sad to see the ravages of the storm. Mother Nature can be really brutal. Just a reminder that today is a gift. Enjoy it. You have a good evening, hugs, Edna B.

Mari said...

That is so sad! Glad you had the first shot.

Beth said...

that breaks my heart. wow. so sad. ):