Stephen F. Austin State University

The Corn Crib

Voices from Small Places - Arcadia, TX

Henry Jackson Grant's double pen log corn crib. It was originally located at his old dogtrot homeplace on CR, about a mile north of its present location. It features dovetail notching considered "higher class" compared to less skilled saddle notching or square notching which required a moderate level of skill to produce. A dried crop of corn still in the shucks was piled and stored in each crib. The corn was later used for grits, meal, and livestock food.