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Agricultural Storage Building

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c. 1910. North side of US 151, approximately 7 miles east of Monticello

Vernacular structures often provide highly sophisticated compositions, as in this board-and-batten farm storage building. The wood building has a main roof that is gabled at one end and hipped at the other. This roof is joined at right angles to another gable roof with unequal slopes. On top of the main roof are two little gable-roofed “houses” set at right angles to one another and at different levels.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Agricultural Storage Building", [Monticello, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 126-126.

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