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Boeing’s Red Barn — inside timber

11 March 2015

Boeing’s Red Barn — inside timber

47° 31′ 07″ N / 122° 17′ 50″ W

Red Barn — photo by Joseph May

Red Barn and the balance of Boeing’s original Plant 1 back in the day (the small red building at front center is the current Red Barn at the Museum of Flight which now occupies the property) — photo by Joseph May

The Red Barn is the spiritual center of the Boeing Aircraft Company. It is part of the Museum of Flight and is the main office of the former Plant 1 which was established in 1916 but grew to the complex seen in the diorama, above. Eventually, growing success saw the close of the plant but the present day factory complex remains in Seattle

Red Barn — photo by Joseph May

The Red Barn’s drafting shop had plentiful natural lighting — photo by Joseph May

Red Barn — photo by Joseph May

Inside the Red Barn are early aircraft as if under construction — photo by Joseph May

Red Barn — photo by Joseph May

The workplace in warm tones of the Red Barn — photo by Joseph May

Red Barn — photo by Joseph May

Exhibits, tools, models and more are in the Red Barn — photo by Joseph May

Red Barn — photo by Joseph May

Manager’s Office in the Red Barn — photo by Joseph May

Red Barn — photo by Joseph May

Wind tunnel models on display in the Red Barn as is the post-and-beam construction of the building — photo by Joseph May

Red Barn — photo by Joseph May

Red Barn’s woodworking area with each belt driven machines powered by the overhead driveshaft  — photo by Joseph May

You can take the virtual tour here 🙂

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