Unraveling Secrets of the Agrarian Past

Alumnus Studies the Origins of 17th-, 18th- and 19th-Century Barns and Buildings

Fairleigh Dickinson University alumnus Greg Huber, BS’71 (Metro), is in demand as a historical consultant and speaker from West Virginia to New York. He specializes in researching the origins of 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century barns and buildings. (Photo: David Aaron Troy)
Exterior hex signs on barns are ‘largely decorative.’ (Photo: Greg Huber)

“The meaning of exterior hex signs is largely decorative. These signs basically relate to the sun and celestial happenings. However, when you see rosettes on barn interiors, then the meaning has shifted to having a ‘warding away of evil’ effect.” — Greg Huber, BS’71 (Metro), Historical Consultant

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