55. Archeological Determination of the Configuration
and Size of the Arnold Barn and Mitigation of Construction-Related
Impacts, Lincoln Home National Historic Site.
The Master Plan (1970) of the Lincoln Home National Historic Site calls for
the reconstruction of the Arnold Barn using available historic
documentation and information derived from controlled archeological
investigations. The Site's management staff seeks to use all sources of
evidence to ensure that the barn appears as it did circa 1860. Excavations
at the site revealed evidence of two barns. The earlier rectangular barn was
replaced with a smaller square barn. The sequence of construction has been
established. The dates of construction, however, are not documented
historically and have not been established from archeological evidence for
either structure. Monitoring of ground disturbance by a qualified
archeologist is suggested during later stages of the project.