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The Hearth: Historic Barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania

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For anyone who has ever admired a barn on an old country lane, historian Greg Huber’s new book, The Historic Barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania: Architecture and Preservation, 1750-1900 tells the story of that barn and many others. Huber will present a slide lecture on favorite structures in “the hearth,” the area east of the Susquehanna River and south of the Blue Mountains, with a focus on barns of the Lehigh Valley. Copies of the book will be available to purchase.

Free admission for Fourth Friday.


About Greg Huber

Greg Huber is a barn and house historian, an independent scholar, consultant and principal owner of Past Perspectives and Eastern Barn Consultants – both historic and cultural resource companies based in Macungie, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Since 1974, Huber has specialized in pre-Civil War era house and barn architecture of Holland Dutch and Pennsylvania Swiss-German areas. He has documented more than 7,500 vernacular buildings that include more than 5,000 homestead barns.

He is author of more than 230 articles on barn and house architecture. He edited and published the first barn research journal from 1991 to 1994. Huber also is co-author of two books – the second edition of The New World Dutch Barn (2001) and Stone Houses – Traditional Homes of Pennsylvania’s Bucks County and Brandywine Valley (2005). He has also led several dozen house and barn tours in the past twenty-five plus years and delivered more than 195 lectures on house and barn architecture. He won the Alice Kenney award in 1997 and the Allen Noble Book Award issued by the Pioneer America Society, in 2003.