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Monday, June 4, 2012

Barn Charm #88

I haven't taken part in barn charm for about three weeks now, but I'm back with a barn that I think is absolutely spectacular. I've done absolutely nothing to the photographs (other than sizing) because I feel this barn deserves to be seen in it's original state.


I came across this building in the fall of last year simply because I took a different road home. As I rounded the corner this is what I saw. And since my camera was already out I grabbed it and snapped a shot.......


Never realizing that this is what I'd see up close...



The barn was once owned and operated as a part of the Mt. Angel Abbey dairy. It sat empty for roughly 20 years, when in the 1980s, the Traeger family approached the church about purchasing it for their business, Traeger Industries (maker of pellet stoves and outdoor grills).

The Traeger family moved to Oregon from South Dakota in the 1930s. In 1939, Joe Traeger Sr. and his brother opened a business called Traeger Bros., a combo blacksmith and metal fabricating shop. They invented such things as the stake setter, pole bean stringer, and screw-in-the-ground anchor.

When the two brothers died in 1953 and 1954, Joe Jr. began working with his uncle's heating business in Mt. Angel. His sons eventually joined him in a growing enterprise, and the rest as they say, is history.

Though it is always sad to see existing farms cease operation, at least this barn has been spared and kept in fine condition, remaining a part of local history.

Read more here.

To see other charming barns, visit Bluff Area Daily.

Have a great week!

22 comments:

Mari said...

It's a beauty! I love the whole scene and also the close ups!

Carletta said...

How wonderful that they saw the potential of something that was already there.
Thanks for sharing its history along with your lovely images!

Carol said...

Oh this is a gorgeous barn! And its so nice to know some history of it.

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Beautiful barn. . .beautiful setting. . .beautiful shot!

Linda said...

That really is a beauty! Glad you photographed it!

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful farm and great location too.

Amy Burzese said...

Great story and great photos. Is that snow falling from my pointer? :)

Angela said...

That is one spectacular looking barn! I'm glad you found it. Such an interesting history about it too!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful barn. I like the blue roof. Thanks for including the history.

Carole said...

No, not snow, fairy dust. lol

heyBJK said...

That is one huge barn! It looks more like a complex! Beautiful, though. I'm glad it's being put to use again.

Rose said...

It is a real beauty...one of those that make think I would like to live it in it.

Bev said...

What a neat, clean looking barn!!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

This is a magnificent barn, for sure! Wonderful shots of it.

Beth said...

love the far away view. (:

MrCachet said...

I started reading and scrolling with my mouse, and realized it looked like it was raining on Mt. Angel.

Repeat. Repeat.

Great story.

Great images.

The whole thing went well with my first cup of coffee.

Tanya said...

it's so pristine! and yes, much better that it has been salvaged, even if it's not used for what it was originally intended!

Terri Buster said...

Thanks for the history on this one- it sure is a beaut!

Tricia Hays said...

Spectacular is absolutely right! Love all that WHITE! I'm glad that they've kept it going all these years & that it hasn't been torn down... extra bonus that they've taken such good care of it, too.

Thanks so much for joining =)

Evelyn S. said...

It's so pretty!! Like you, I'm happy to see the building cared for so well, even if it's housing something different than the original intent.

Liz said...

What a classy barn!!

Debbie said...

it's gorgeous, thanks for all the history, so very interesting!!

what a pretty piece of property also!!

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