The first barn on the Historic Barn Tour is this cobblestone constructed barn rarely seen in Washtenaw County. It was built in 1853, is a rectangular form with a front gable roof. The walls are hand split boulders and are 16 inches deep. Quoins (external angle of a wall) and doors and window lintels are composed of brick. It looks like this is no longer a working farm and certainly the barn is not in current use. I think the walls of this sturdy barn will stand for a very long time.
Over the last few years I have visited and photographed all the barns on the Washtenaw County Historic Barn Tour with only this barn left out. I had a heck of a time finding it despite an address and a map. My GPS did not recognize the address and as you know country roads zig and zag all over the place. With some detective work I was able to locate the barn and it was well worth seeing. Of course, there was so much beautiful farm scenes along the way and I enjoyed myself very much. The Washtenaw County Historic Barn Tour has a website with descriptions, pictures and maps included. I know some of these barns are deteriorating and one has totally collapsed. They don't build barns like this anymore.