|WIRE MESH CORN CRIB|
I noticed this storage structure on a very small abandoned farm. I really was unsure of its use and so, of course, I roamed around the internet to see what I could put together. Well, finally I deduced that it was a a crib used to store corn. I figured one could store a heck of a lot of it in this metal structure.
The closest I could date this vintage corn crib, as to when it might have been used, was perhaps early to mid-nineteenth century. The little one-story farm house on the property was probably of the 1920s. I figured that, as a farm, I was looking at one that was viable during the early to mid 1900s.
Apparently these storage cribs are going out of fashion as some people are buying them off farms and transporting them home to be turned into gazebos. I figure that is a recycling plus for these hard working old ladies of the farm.