Farwell Barn

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Farwell Barn
StorrsCT JacobsonBarn.jpg
Farwell Barn is located in Connecticut
Farwell Barn
Location Horsebarn Hill Rd., Mansfield, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°49′8″N 72°14′57″W / 41.81889°N 72.24917°W / 41.81889; -72.24917Coordinates: 41°49′8″N 72°14′57″W / 41.81889°N 72.24917°W / 41.81889; -72.24917
Area 25 acres (10 ha)
Built c. 1870, 1913-1915
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 00001649[1]
Added to NRHP January 26, 2001

The Farwell Barn, also known as Jacobson Barn or Jacobson's Barn, is a historical site of the state of Connecticut, on the Storrs campus of the University of Connecticut. Its property is also the former site of Farwell House, now an archeological site.

The barn "is a 19th-century post-and-beam framed clapboarded barn that was built as part of a family farm and then in 1911 was acquired by the Connecticut Agricultural College, the institution that became the University of Connecticut at Storrs." The corresponding house was burned in 1976.[2]

The barn was built c.1870 and a sheep barn attached portion was added during 1913-1915.[2]

The Farwell House and barn, (also called Jacobson’s Barn) is a historical site, located in Storrs, Connecticut. It is located at Horsebarn Hill Rd., Tolland County, Mansfield, Connecticut, on the campus of the University of Connecticut. This house was a former house that was burned down to its foundations which today remain as an archaeological site. Archaeologists at the University of Connecticut have excavated this site through the Kids Are Scientists Too (KAST) program and have found various artifacts, including combs and coins.

History[edit]

The Jacobson Barn was built about 1870 by the Farwell family, replacing an earlier barn on the site; in fact it is often called the Farwell Barn. In 1908, the Farwell farm was sold to George Jacobson, who sold it to Connecticut Agricultural College in 1911. Shortly after, the one-story sheep barn was added to the barn.

It is located at Horsebarn Hill Rd., Tolland County, Mansfield, Connecticut. The NRHP listing was for an area of 25 acres (10 ha).[1]

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