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Why Barns Are Painted Red

“The Archives of the Shiawasee County Historical Society explain that a week or two after a farmer would put iron scraps into a large barrel of buttermilk, that buttermilk would be transformed into a durable red paint. That this paint was so easy and so inexpensive to make explains why so many barns were red […]

Patterson Barn

The following is an article from The Grand Rapids Press January 3, 2003 – Page D1 Author: Melissa Kruse / The Grand Rapids Press Barn razing erases vintage landmark KENTWOOD — If it were possible to see time changing, it might look like a barn at 28th Street and Patterson Avenue falling Thursday to the […]