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As originally built, the Barn was a large, rectangular block. Arches, towers, porticoes, and cupolas assembled with the main block suggested the profitable agrarianism of the estate. During the first half of the 20th century, additions were added until the complex enclosed a central court with the Barn. At one time there was a fabulous mechanical clock in the main cupola, but that is gone. The weather vane, a magnificent golden cow, still functions.
In 1966 renovations to the Barn were completed in order to convert it for physical education and temporary classrooms. Today it is used by the College's grounds, housekeeping, and maintenance departments.
Henry, Rodman R. A Chronological Study and Assessment of the Pine Manor Land and Buildings. [Chestnut Hill, MA: Pine Manor College], 1971.
Henry, Rodman R. A Journey in Time: An Architectural History of the Pine Manor Campus. Revised Second Edition. [Chestnut Hill, MA: Pine Manor College], 1986.
"Roughwood: An Estate Marks Its Centennial." Pine Manor College Bulletin (Winter 1991).