Farwell Barn

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Farwell Barn
StorrsCT JacobsonBarn.jpg
Farwell Barn is located in Connecticut
Farwell Barn
Farwell Barn is located in the US
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
NRHP Reference # 00001649[1]
Added to NRHP January 26, 2001

The Farwell Barn, also known as Jacobson Barn or Jacobson's Barn, is a historic property on Horsebarn Hill Road in Storrs, Connecticut, on the campus of the University of Connecticut. The property is also the site of the archaeological remains of the Farwell House. 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 house 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.

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