The Barns Survey

The Connecticut Trust was awarded a grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism to document significant, historic barns in Connecticut for inclusion on our barns web site, www.connecticutbarns.org, where the data, historical narrative and analysis, images gathered and other barn related information can be retrieved by visitors, residents, scholars, and barn enthusiasts from across the country. 

Historic barns in Connecticut had been almost completely undocumented. As outbuildings, barns had rarely been included in National Register of Historic Places listings until the last decade when the total context of a historic site increasingly has been considered essential to historic significance. With each barn that is lost another piece of the state’s rich agricultural history disappears. The statewide survey took place from 2006-2010 and involved the participation of more than 400 volunteers all over Connecticut.

Download PDFs of the Survey report and documents here:

"Survey of Barns in Connecticut: Inventory of Historic Resources - June 2011"

"Survey of Barns in Connecticut: Inventory of Historic Resources - June 2011" Appendices A & B

"Survey of Barns in Connecticut: Inventory of Historic Resources - June 2011" Appendices C & D: Bibliography & Glossary