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Property Name Foster Farm Barn
Reference Number 15000768
State Maine
County Kennebec
Town Belgrade
Street Address 538 Augusta Road
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 11/9/2015
Areas of Significance Architecture
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/15000768.pdf
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The barn that the Foster brothers, F. C. and E. L. Foster, built around the turn of the century on their farm in Belgrade, Maine exhibits a transition from a traditional, timber-framed, mixed- use barn to a more modern building focused on dairy farming. The transition is seen in the spatial plan of the barn, the equipment utilized in the building and in the materials used in constucting and framing the structure. Each of these features reflects the family's increased focus on dairy farming. The Foster Barn at Winterberry Farm is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion C for its architectural significance as an example of a type agricultural building that was evolving in the early twentieth century.

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