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True-Round Grade Barn

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c. 1905. 4500 S. Main St.

The wood walls of this large circular barn (approximately 83 feet in diameter) have been placed on top of a poured concrete band that lies just below the beautifully disposed row of square windows. The structure is topped by a double-pitched conical roof. Changes in exterior ground level make it possible to enter the barn on two levels.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "True-Round Grade Barn", [Cedar Falls, 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, 361-361.

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