Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Barn Collective

Not really a barn, and yet it has a barn-like quality.

This painting of the old Ashantee Mill in Avon, NY hung on the wall in my parents' home for much of my childhood. It is one of several Ashantee Mill  paintings by my father's aunt Harriet Torpey. At least one of the others is an autumn rendition.

From what I can gather online, the mill has been a sawmill, an antique store, a cider mill, and is now a private residence. I happened to catch sight of it in an online video a couple years ago when the Conesus Creek was flooding.

When my mom moved in with us in the fall of 2010, Aunt Harriet's Ashantee Mill painting came with her. It still graces the wall of the room she occupied. If it doesn't qualify as a barn, it would certainly work for a Tuesday Treasure.

For more beautiful barns, visit Tom's Barn Collective.


  1. I believe this is the same mill that I have tried to photograph. It's difficult to see through the trees. Have a safe trip and hurry back to The Barn Collective.

  2. Hello, it is a pretty painting and mill. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sunday, have a great new week ahead!

  3. What a wonderful painting. Your father's aunt was talented.