Perhaps the grandest, largest and most unique scotch barn we encountered of what we call New World Scottish Barns was from Perth, New York with a footprint of 42 x 50 feet. From the outside, one would have thought he encountered a New World Dutch barn with its 11/12 pitched roof and nearly square dimensions. But the interior framing was an unusual mix of three king posts supporting a pentagonal ridge beam and queen posts supporting purlin plates, all in the same barn. The frame was predominantly beech and chestnut and scribe ruled with five bents.
|Originally Built||circa 1780|
|in Perth, NY|
|Now Restored In||Mt. Pleasant, TX|
|Dimensions||42 x 50|
|2100 sq. ft.|