In the spring of 2004, Kelley found this early 19th century log barn on Stingy Hollow Road on Folly Mills Creek near Arbor Hill. It was built of red and white oak hand-hewn logs and had been covered with siding, which allowed most of the logs to remain in good condition for nearly two hundred years. When the metal roof fell into disrepair, one corner of the barn suffered water damage. Since it was located near the road and the water-damaged parts were structurally unsound, the owner felt it was necessary to take the barn down. Kelley describes the barn as a 20’x20′ double pen bank barn–each pen was 20′ x 20′. The barn was much larger overall.
Many of the logs were salvageable.
In June, 2004, Jonas Hochstetler, owner of Appalachian Hardwoods, took the barn down in two days with a knuckleboom log truck. After the logs were hauled away, Kelley and Nick burned on the site everything that could not be salvaged.