These rural buildings in Guilford and surrounding counties evoke the simpler times of a bygone era. This summer, we stumbled upon this building on 220 north en route from Greensboro to Danville. This old structure with a tin roof appears to have mud mortar between the timbers. Could it have been an old tobacco barn? In the website, linked here, the above building, located in the Old Bright Belt, fits the description of a compact, flue-cure tobacco barn built with hewn logs.
The tall grass, surrounding the building, adds to the country charm and evokes details from a Wyeth painting. We like to get out there and photograph these outbuildings while they are still part of North Carolina's landscape. Even though this old barn stands near a major highway, sitting near it, for a brief moment, time seemed to stand still and we were enveloped in silence. Happy Saturday! We hope you are out exploring Greensboro and its environs.