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True-Round Barn

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c. 1910. West side of West Union on US 18; 3 miles to route W25, 6 miles south on route W25

According to Soike, this barn was built by the Johnson Brothers Clay Works of Fort Dodge, Iowa. 25 The walls are of terracotta tile. The conical roof contains a hay dormer with a low-pitched gable at the top of the roof.


Soike, Round Barns, 78.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "True-Round Barn", [Randalia, 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, 454-454.

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