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Grimes Octagonal Barn

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c. 1880. Proceed to southeast section of West Union, take paved road to Echo Valley County Park (east); travel past park entrance on gravel road approximately .75 mile

Built by a local carpenter, Joe Buller from West Union, this barn's cone-shaped roof is of the self-supporting type. An unusual feature is the tall gabled hay dormer which projects away from the roof. The structure is wood framed, sheathed in horizontal shiplap siding.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Grimes Octagonal Barn", [West Union, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-NO358.

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Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 453-453.

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