|Trout Brook Farm, undated - click to enlarge|
Photo: Patten Lumberman's Museum via www.mainememory.net
Barns in New England where usually attached to sheds and houses, very common. In my case it was fact. The outhouse was in the barn, it kept us out of the winter wind, but not the cold. The woodshed/laundry room was in between the house and barn. Only once was a bobcat in the woodshed, it jumped from the wood for the door using my dad as a "stepping stone".
Barns and houses weren't always connected either, both of my grandparents had barns across the road from the house and shed(s).
|French House in Garland, Maine c1920 - click to enlarge|
Photo: Garland Historical Society via www.mainememory.net
|Bodwell Street, Sanford, Maine c1900 - click to enlarge|
Photo: Sanford Historical Society via www.mainememory.net