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Split-Cypress Barn c. 1870

This type of barn is referred to a a Pieux Barn and is most commonly associated with the French Acadians. The building shows an example of inexpensive construction in which hand-split cypress, called ...

This type of barn is referred to a a Pieux Barn and is most commonly associated with the French Acadians. The building shows an example of inexpensive construction in which hand-split cypress, called pieux, was used.

It is a rare survivor of a barn type that was quickly constructed by yeoman farmers, hunters, trappers and fisherman in remote south Louisiana. This barn originates from the Port Barre area in Saint Landry Parish.

Caption: Piecing together Split-Cypress Barn at the Rural Life Museum 2002.

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