When I was in college I tended to stay away from art history classes like they were the plague. Many of them were hours of looking at endless slides in a dark room, with the professor droning on in monotone voice. A good art history class is very dependent on finding a good teacher. While I was at RIT, I found that teacher, in the art history course that was titled, "The History of American Architecture". After this course, it was like my eyes had been opened to the beautiful architecture that exists in our local area. This farm is a classic example. Even the barns tied together in Victorian splendor.