Barn Record Westport

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Building Name (Common)
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Building Name (Historic)
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Address
43 Clinton Avenue, Westport
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Field Notes

Small New England typology unpainted barn with vertical siding, asphalt roof, 1.5 stories tall, approximately 18' X 22'. Entrance at gable end, door missing, is less than 6' from roadway. Interesting feature are numerous mouse-hole shaped openings on south side, just below eave. Attached lean-to on north side is collapsing. Interior shows rotted sills, posts and beams. Overall condition is poor. This unpainted, 1.5 story, dilapidated barn/garage and attached lean-to sits directly on the roadway, separated only by a 6 foot deep asphalt apron. The main portion measures approximately 18 ft. wide and 22 ft. long (437 sq. ft. by town records) and the equally deteriorated lean-to is 192 sq. ft. according to the town field card. Both structures are of vertical siding with asphalt shingles. The main structure has no door on the front so an expanse as wide as a double garage door is open to the elements. This facade has a gable roof that presents to the street. The structure is post and beam construction with mortise and tenon joinery. The sills, posts and beams are rotted and are severely out of plumb. The structure is being stabilized by metal lolly columns. There are braces from the side posts to the sills and upper plates, and there are braces from the posts to the major joists above. On the upper portion of the wall facing the associated antique house there are mouse-hole shaped ventilating embrasures in a pattern. Under the peak of the front gable is a hay door. Under that is possibly a 3-4 ft. deep extension built to provide a shallow, sloped, shingled roof and wood sides to give the barn/garage more depth on the lower level. The unpainted lean-to is collapsing and the framing is unknown but appears to be simple wood frame. It runs from front to back the length of the north side of the barn/garage, is about the same height of the first story. The lean-to is also completely open to the street.

Use & Accessibility

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Exterior Visible from Public Road?

Yes

Demolished

No

Location Integrity

Unknown

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Typology & Materials

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Approximate Dimensions

18 x 22 feet

Source

Date Compiled

01/21/2011

Compiled By

Margaret Feczko and Betsy Wacker - CH

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