Welcome to my 365 project. I am using NE Wisconsin barns for my theme. I hope to capture a new barn every day. I would like this to be a narrative of the plight of barns in Wisconsin. Many are falling into disrepair, or are being completely removed.

I have mirrored these images on my photography website http://robertelko.zenfolio.com/ . These images are larger, and higher in resolution. They are available for purchase.

If you are in the area, and would like to see the barns for yourself, click on the city name at the bottom of the photo. It will take you to google maps.

Thanks for stopping!!


Friday, July 29, 2011

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Hwy 76.

This is a really cool looking barn. I love that yo can see right through it. It is a little out of place on the highway as it is only about twenty feet from the road. There is a gas station across the road that I stopped at to take the photo.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

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W 1st Avenue. This is another barn owned by Ed, Raymond, and Richard. I am going to come back and do some portraits at this site.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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Center Valley Road. I am finding that a lot of the barns I see have a lot of aging. Not everyone can keep their barn pristine. Broken windows and crooked doors are the norm. It is too bad that all of them can't be around for another hundred years.

Monday, July 25, 2011

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Hwy JJ and Breezewood Dr. 

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Hwy 41. Random barn taken at 65 miles per hour somewhere between West Bend and Lomira. On the way home from a great day on the water with relatives.

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Hwy 45. Heading south. It was sad to leave my first home, but it was good to get back to my family after a long week of fishing. This is a random barn somewhere north of Antigo.

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Hwy G near Sunset Road. This is the most beautiful barn I found in my short travels north.

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Boot Lake Road. The hidden barn. Yes there really is one back there in the trees. I guess that is the difference between a barn up north and one in the valley.

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Hwy 17 and Shangri-La Road. One of the Mayo barns. I can remember my uncle Harvey paying me a penny for every potato bug I picked off of his potatoes.

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Hwy 70. This is the "barn" I remember the most. Also known as "The Dome" this is the Eagle River Ice Arena and Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame. You can find my grandfather Pete in there. I was here to play a little hockey during the Monday night men's open skate. It was so hot in there that you couldn't see the other end of the rink through the fog.

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Hwy 45. The Big Barn Mall. Wow, it's been a while since this was in operation. I can remember going out for breakfast in the restaurant and sitting at the rustic tables.

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Hwy 45. I'm not sure of the exact location, I'm sure some of you will correct me if I'm wrong.

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Hwy G and 45. This is the first of my northern Wisconsin barns. I went to Star Lake last week to do a little fishing. The next seven barns are from northern Wisconsin.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

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Hwy JJ and CB. Property for sale. All too common these days. This barn is located on what would be some very valuable commercial property. The barn is in great shape, I hope that it survives the growing pains of Neenah.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

22 of 365

Muttart Road

Dave and Beka's Barn. Here is the history of the building given to me by Beka:

The Granary is the second Lakeview School house. My great grandfather Edmond Muttart was on the school board and when the new school was built he purchased the building to use as a granary. However, with the expansion of the railroad more African Americans where moving into the Neenah area and there was a need for another school to meet the needs of the growing Neenah population.  Before the new "Dixie" school was built, all the students that would attend the new school, used the old Lakeview school house now located on Muttart Farm for the first year. The 3-bay garage was added some time later.


Friday, July 8, 2011

21 of 365

Hwy JJ

This is the McCarthy Farm. The farm that is in the family of Joe McCarthy the famous US Senator from Wisconsin. You can read about him here: Joe McCarthy . It was dusk, and we stopped at the fence to take a sunset picture of the barn and silos. It must have been the end of milking as well as the cows came out of the barn to investigate. It was a unique opportunity for a shot.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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State Road

This is Steve's barn. The rusted roof caught my eye. Also another old Farmall, this one is a side seater. I will post it in my gallery here: Machine . There was also a Allis Chalmers. Great stuff!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

18 of 365

Hwy A

I had a great time with today's picture. I got to meet Ed and his two brothers Raymond and Richard,Ray and Dick are twins. They are genuinely nice people. I heard from a friend that they are the only ones running the farm. They look to be in their 70's, but were out hauling hay from one barn to the other in 88° weather with the Farmall. Their other barn which I will come back to, was added on to in 1911. That much they know for sure, but they don't know when the original barn was raised. I tried to make this look like an old fashioned illustration from a magazine. I don't know if I got it, but you can e-mail me @ elko.robert@gmail.com and let me know!

Friday, July 1, 2011

14 of 365

Hwy 76

I love the old silo and rusted windmill. The windmill was spinning, I adjusted the shutter speed to freeze it. This is also close to my home, only about a 5k away.