Three types of stables or wagon houses were used on farms: those for horses only, those for vehicles only and those used to accommodate both. Derived from simple open single story wagon sheds, wagon houses developed to accommodate larger and newer equipment. The wall dormer that breaks up the roof not only adds visual and special dimension to the barn but allows access through the large doors below to be free of snow and precipitation.
"Tried & True Vermont Design"
"Forget the latest building techniques. When The Vermont Country Store wanted to build a traditional structure next to its Rockingham store on Rt. 103 for use as a sales barn, it knew who to call. Last week, Jensen's Vermont Country Builders of Londonderry began constructing one of its specialty post and beam barn structures on the west side of the store. Utilizing Pete Newton's expertise and joinery, The Vermont Country Store Sale Barn will be a testament to Vermont material, craftsmanship and simple styling. While browsing through the sale barn this summer, be sure to take a moment to look up and admire the post and beam frame of a traditional Vermont Barn."
From The Message, May 20-26, 1998