Star Barn Complex

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Star Barn Complex
Star Barn.jpg
Star Barn Complex is located in Pennsylvania
Star Barn Complex
Star Barn Complex is located in the US
Star Barn Complex
Location Nissley Dr. at PA 283, Lower Swatara Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°13′25″N 76°46′17″W / 40.22361°N 76.77139°W / 40.22361; -76.77139Coordinates: 40°13′25″N 76°46′17″W / 40.22361°N 76.77139°W / 40.22361; -76.77139
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1872
Architectural style Gothic Revival
NRHP Reference # 00000845[1]
Added to NRHP July 27, 2000

Star Barn Complex, also known as the John Motter Barn and Outbuildings and "Walnut Hill," is a historic farm outbuilding complex located at Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. It includes a large barn, pig barn (c. 1872), carriage house (c. 1872), chicken coop (c. 1872), grain silo, and milk house. The main barn, known as the Star Barn, was built in 1872, and is a five bay, Gothic Revival style frame building. It features an immense cupola atop a cross-gable roof.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1]

Dismantling of the barn began in October 2015 in preparation for a move to a site in Lancaster County where it will be preserved.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Karen Arnold (March 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Star Barn Complex" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  3. ^ http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2015/10/star_barn_plans_on_track_for_m.html