As an architecture photographer, I am intrigued by historic buildings and their original use. Working with the Gettysburg Foundation and LSC Design, I was hired to document the barn on George Spangler Farm. The structure is a pre-Civil War era barn that was used as a field hospital for both the Union and the Confederate armies. We were shown around the grounds by a historian with the Gettysburg foundation and learned that the doctors were able to save the lives more than 80% of the nearly 2000 men who went through the hospital. Quite a feat for the time!
While I was hired to photograph the restored barn and smokehouse, the grounds were a family-owned, working farm up until about a decade ago. The property also holds an old farm house and summer kitchen. Today, the farm is used as a historic teaching site and is preserved as part of the Foundation.
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