When you think of classic Americana, what comes to mind? Does mentioning an old barn trigger any sentiments? They're such an iconic and essential part of our country's landscape.
Surprisingly, there's one barn in particular that has become world-famous. The most photographed barn in America is located right here in the heartland.
Read on to learn more about this amazing old barn and how it came to be such an incredible landmark!
30 Years Of Construction
The barn in discussion is located on Mormon Row in the small town of Teton Village, Wyoming. It was built by Mr. Thomas Alma Moulton and his sons in the early 1900s. They worked on it for more than 30 years, and it still stands today as the only remnant of their homestead (1).
Moulton was a devout Mormon and the barn's construction was a labor of love. He built it using only hand tools, as there were no machines or electricity in that part of Wyoming at the time. The barn is also one of the earliest examples of a gambrel roof in the area.
What Makes This Old Barn So Special?
For one, the Moulton barn is incredibly photogenic. With its red paint and weathered wood, it's a perfect subject for photographers of all kinds. But its history and significance also make it an interesting tourist destination.
Over the years, the Moulton barn has become something of a landmark. It's been featured in magazines, books, and online articles from all over the world.
Although the Moulton barn is no longer in use, it still stands as a reminder of days gone by and attracts photographers from all over who want to capture its beauty. The barn has been photographed so often that it has been given the honor of being the "most photographed barn inAmerica." Whether you are a photographer or just appreciate old architecture, this old barn is worth a visit.
(1) Jacksonhotaling, “T.A. Moulton Barn”, Atlas Obscura, May 16, 2018, atlasobscura.com/places/t-a-moulton-barn