Indiana Barns

Indiana Barns

Marsha Williamson Mohr
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 10/22/2010
ISBN: 978-0-253-00169-6
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2011 Independent Publishers Book Award, Great Lakes, Best Nonfiction, Silver Medal

Indiana is barn country. Beautiful, aged barns can be found tucked among bucolic fields from Valparaiso to Vincennes. Once a dominant feature of the Hoosier landscape, these evocative buildings are fast disappearing, giving way to more efficient, but less visually appealing, metal structures. Indiana Barns presents 138 of these charming rustics, drawn from the portfolio of photographer Marsha Williamson Mohr. Mohr has been photographing barns, covered bridges, and pastoral scenes for more than 20 years. Here, she showcases barns of all shapes and sizes, captured from every angle, during all four seasons, and in various states of repair and decay. Whether you have owned a barn or just admire the craftsmanship, this lively collection is sure to delight.

Author Bio

Marsha Williamson Mohr, a freelance photographer, is author of Indiana Covered Bridges (IUP, 2012).

Duncan Campbell is retired as associate professor of architecture and Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at Ball State University’s College of Architecture & Planning. Currently, he has rejoined the Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission as an advisory member, and is chair of the Monroe County Historic Preservation Board of Review.


“This lively collection of 138 wide-ranging barns through all seasons is sure to delight barn owners and those who admire their craftsmanship.”

“This offering is . . . a record for history of what is there now and might not be in future generations. It is a fine addition to the visual record that is a critical component of the collective memory of our state.”
 — The Herald-Times

“[Mohr's] latest . . . is worthy of any coffee table in farm country. In 155 photos on 152 pages, she captures some of the most unique and rustic barns in Indiana, from Valparaiso to Vincennes.”
 — Indiana Prairie Farmer

“It takes an evening of slowly perusing the 152 pages of full-color photographs to realize this book is a keepsake of a vanishing way of life.”

“A glorious full-color look at the remarkable barns found in Indiana towns and cities.”
 — Little Indiana

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Table of Contents

Preface by Maurice L. Williamson
Introduction by Duncan Campbell
List of Locations