WASHINGTON COUNTY -- "That's the end of this barn," Ellis Keyfauver said Thursday morning as he surveyed the damage wrought by a storm that ripped through southern Washington County a day earlier.
The barn, which had stood on the outskirts of Sharpsburg since at least 1913, was felled by the power of the storm.
"I thought it would stand to be 100, but it didn't make it," Keyfauver, 87, said.
The weathered wooden frame, metal roof and valuable cupolas laid in a heap on top of the barn's concrete foundation.
"When you get storms like we had yesterday, you're lucky anything stands," Keyfauver said.
On Thursday morning, women in the nearby Kathy's Hair Care salon were discussing the wreckage.
Kathy Muck, 51, the salon's owner, said she remembers the barn from her childhood in Sharpsburg.
Muck lives near Keyfauver's property, and every morning she saw the barn out her bedroom window.