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Drive-through Corncrib

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c. 1880s. Northeast section of town

This large corncrib building is a beautiful example of how abstract the vernacular tradition can be. The building is a straight-forward one-and-a-half-story gable-roofed structure, crowned by a cupolalike monitor with its gable roof set at a right angle to the ridge below. The walls of the building are composed of narrow horizontal boards, with venting air spaces between.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Drive-through Corncrib", [Amana, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE007.

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