Ward-Thomas Museum Barn in Niles Ohio

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renovated wooden barn with two cupolas

Situated on the southeast corner of the five acres that makeup the Ward-Thomas property is a renovated wooden barn with two cupolas. the barn has five stalls that housed the horses that pulled the carriages of the Ward and Thomas families before the advent of motorized transportation.

The two-story barn is constructed entirely of wood with slate shingles for a roof. The cupolas provide for cooling the ban as warm air exits through the vents. The barn features post and beam construction as was common for that time period(1862).

Presently the barn is used to display common items that were used in the past with two stalls featuring a typical kitchen and furniture display areas as they would have appeared at the turn of the century.

 


Post and beam construction

Post and beam construction

Interior view of one of the horse stalls

Interior view of one of the horse stalls

 

Interior view of roof construction

Interior view of roof construction


View of corner construction

View of corner construction

Furniture room

Furniture room

Kitchen room

Kitchen room


Wooden work vise

Wooden work vise

Grindstone

Grindstone

Wheelbarrow

Wheelbarrow


Royal typewriter

Royal typewriter

Sewing machine

Sewing machine

Push lawnmowers

Push lawnmowers


Kerosene lantern

Kerosene lantern

Hand sickles and draw knives

Hand sickles and draw knives

Old tools

Old tools


Leather horse collars

Leather horse collars

Washing machines

Washing machines

Washing machines

Washing machines


Singer sewing machine

Singer sewing machine

Clothes wringer

Clothes wringer

Wooden boxes and wheelbarrow

Wooden boxes and wheelbarrow


Water barrow

Water barrow

Ice tongs

Ice tongs

Lawnmowers, ladder, metal barrel hoop

Lawnmowers, ladder, metal barrel hoop


 
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