Job Lane Barn
Tom based his design for the Job Lane barn on the framing of the Job Lane House and on a few existing salt marsh barns on the north shore of Massachusetts. Tom cut a reduced-sized version of what was most likely the Job Lane barn. The main barn is a 20 x 30 ft three bay barn with a 12 x 30 ft shed attached to one side.
There is no evidence of a barn on the house site, but since the house was on a farm of thousands of acres, there is no doubt that a barn existed at one time. When the Friends of the Job Lane House decided to build a barn next to the house, they asked Tom Musco to research, cut and supervise the raising of a new 16th century barn.
The Deacon Job Lane House is an early 16th century saltbox that was rescued from demolition by a dedicated group of Bedford, MA residents called The Friends of the Job Lane House.
Deacon Job Lane was the grandson of Job Lane, one of the first joiner/carpenter/timber framer to immigrate to New England.
Job Lane had many apprentices and built houses and other buildings in Massachusetts and Connecticut. He probably built the frame for his grandson’s saltbox house and barn.