Biglerville Round Barn

The rear area of the historic round barn in Biglerville, Pennsylvania.  Noah Sheely and family commissioned the building of the barn in 1914.  It was based on a design by architect Morris Rhodes from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.  John Fritz of nearby Cashtown, one of Adams County's best known builders, constructed the barn along with mechanic Bob Mickley and a small group of local laborers using only basic saw, axe, drill and other hand tools.  Fifty barrels of cement were poured to make up the barn's base which has a circumference of 282 feet and a diameter of 87 feet.  The barn's center point is sixty feet high with two levels inside.  The barn could hold fifty head of cattle and sixteen mules or horses. Today, the barn houses the Historic Round Barn Farm Market where customers can purchase fresh, locally grown produce and gifts. It is a popular tourist stop for those visiting Gettysburg which is about eight miles away. 

Technical details:
Bronica SQ-A medium format film camera with a Bronica Zenzanon 50mm lens.  
Kodak Tri-X 400 ISO B&W film, shot at ISO 320.
1/60th second at F22.
Developed in Adox Rodinal 1:50 dilution for 9 minutes, 20 seconds @ 20 degrees Celsius in Paterson 3 reel tank using hand inversions.  
Negative scanned with Epson V600.