Created By: Ithaca Heritage
This farmstead features a cluster of several agricultural buildings. The smallest, and perhaps most interesting is the corn crib. The corn crib is set upon large solid-stone piers, a foundation method found throughout the town of Ulysses. By raising the structure off the ground like this, rats and other vermin were kept out of the grain. The weather vane atop the crib is believed to have been hand forged by a blacksmith in Free Hollow, sometime in the 1820s. The joists supporting the floor of the crib are massive half-logs from white oak, helping to support the weight of several tons of corn when the crib was full.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Barns of Tompkins County