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Meekins Barn, Dillon County (off S.C. Hwy. 9, Floydale vicinity)
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The Meekins Barn, which is believed to have been constructed before 1935, is significant as an unusually intact example of a log tobacco barn. This method of construction was used in Marion and Dillon Counties for flue-cured barns from the 1890s until the 1950s. The Meekins Barn is a large, five -“room” log barn with a metal-covered gable roof. Square wood posts support a metal shed roof on the fašade. There is an arched firebox on the left elevation. The firebox supplied the heat for curing, the heat carried in metal flues through the lower part of the barn’s interior, hence the name flue-cured. There is a wood plank door on the fašade and rear elevation. The foundation is brick, but has been reinforced by concrete along the fašade. Weatherboard has been added between the logs. The gable ends are also weatherboarded. Listed in the National Register August 3, 1984.
View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of Flue-Cured Tobacco Production Properties includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.
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