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Monday, April 9, 2012

In the news: Rock City Barns being repainted

There have been several stories lately about how the folks at Rock City have had some of their old barns repainted. They've hired Jim Byars, son of the original painter Clark Byars to visit a few of the barns. His painting partner is Don Parris.

First, here's a gallery of a barn on US27 near Lafayette, GA getting redone:
Repainting Rock City Barn

And then, here's a video Chattanooga News Channel 9 showing this barn being painted.
Rock City Barns, A Southern Icon

More recently, a barn along Interstate 40 in Roane County was repainted just a couple of days ago. Here's what it looked like when I was there:
Millions Have Seen Rock City
(It looked freshly painted back then, about 5 & 1/2 years ago.)

Here's a story about this barn's repainting:
Rock City Barn Messaging Going Strong Even After 80 Years/

This article mentions the Henderson Barn along Little River Canyon Parkway near Ft. Payne, AL. Here's a photo of that barn, also from nearly 5 and 1/2 years ago.

See Beautiful Rock City Today

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