Jeff Thompson, owner of Colonial Woodwrights, has restored a number of historic tobacco barns in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties in southern Maryland. Shown is the John Mackall Tobacco Barn, which dates to 1785 and was restored by Thompson, in historic St. Mary's City, Md., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. (J.M. Eddins Jr./MCT)
Jeff Thompson, owner of Colonial Woodwrights, has restored a number of historic tobacco barns in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties in southern Maryland. Shown is the John Mackall Tobacco Barn, which dates to 1785 and was restored by Thompson, in historic St. Mary's City, Md., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. (J.M. Eddins Jr./MCT) MCT
Jeff Thompson, owner of Colonial Woodwrights, has restored a number of historic tobacco barns in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties in southern Maryland. Shown is the John Mackall Tobacco Barn, which dates to 1785 and was restored by Thompson, in historic St. Mary's City, Md., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. (J.M. Eddins Jr./MCT) MCT

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