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Innovation Barn Cats Meow

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The Innovation Barn, a familiar agricultural landmark now surrounded by modern development in Manassas, Virginia, was built in 1929 by W.T. Thomasson as a dairy barn. Like many area farmers at the time, Thomasson found it profitable to convert his corn and wheat farm to a dairy operation to supply the growing demand for milk in nearby Washington, D.C. The two silos and barn walls were built with hollow-tile terra cotta blocks finished to resemble brick, a lighter material thought to keep barns cleaner. The family milked cows on the first floor, and used the second floor of the barn for hay storage, while two silos stored feed grain. The barn featured a round roof to increase the hayloft capacity.


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