Barnacopia: The Bockers Built It, and People Came

What started as a simple collection has grown into a popular new location for gatherings and quiet retreats. Discover what’s inside this unique barn, and how its founders still pursue new ideas.

Barnacopia

2570 N. Westbranch Rd., Polo, IL (815) 238-1474 http://barnacopia.com/

Northwest Quiz, Fall 2012

This summer, Jon McGinty introduced you to the architecture of barns. See how much you remember, and match the barn with the term that best describes it

The Heritage of Barns

Does any symbol represent the Midwest better than barns? From gable to gambrel roof, and monitor to salt box shape, Jon McGinty treks through southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois to find these disappearing landmarks.

Janine’s Journal: Whatsoever Things Are Lovely

You never know what kinds of interesting and inspiring individuals you’ll meet when you get out of the office and explore our region.