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Round Barn

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c. 1920s? South of Winterset on route P71 to intersection with county road G50, turn left, proceed east 4 miles on G50 to intersection with gravel road; follow gravel road 2 miles south

The walls of this single-story round barn with a conical roof are of vertical concrete staves held together by horizontally placed iron bands. This method of construction, as Soike has pointed out, 48 was more generally used for silos.


Soike, Round Barns, 85.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Round Barn", [Winterset, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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