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Demolition crew takes down Barker House
The Barker House, above, was bought by the county in 2003 but has since fallen into disrepair.
One of Forsyth County’s most iconic structures is no more. This week, crews continued work to bring down the iconic Barker house atop Sawnee Mountain, long known for its unique, spaceship-like design. Newman Smith, owner of Newman Smith Contracting, said taking down the one-of-a-kind structure on a skinny mountain road had brought some issues.