Fruit Basket

2510 E. Loy Road Piqua, Ohio

Fruit Basket

The family selected this pattern because they own a small business called “Baskets-n-Such” and some family members collect Longaberger Baskets.   The current owners purchased the property in 1979 from the Hirsch family, who used it for livestock, hay, straw & machinery storage.   In 1982 they added a fruit orchard.

The original part of the barn, which was probably built in early 1900s, was 30 ft. x 50 ft. and is constructed of hand hewn logs, and the frame is pinned together with wooden pins, mostly original materials.   Two lean-to’s and two granaries were added to the original structure in 1980.   It also has straw and hay mow.   The barn has been used for numerous 4-H Halloween parties.

Located east of Piqua.   From Piqua take Rt. 36 east past I-75 (if traveling on I-75, take the Rt. 36 exit (#82) and turn right – east – off the ramp) and travel approximately 1 mile to Troy Sidney Road, turn right (south) to E. Loy Rd.   Turn left onto Loy(east) and continue about 3 miles – past Union Shelby Road.   If you reach Casstown-Sidney Rd., you have passed it.   The property is on the south side of the road.   Bethel Methodist Church is across the road on the north side.


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