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Wickfield Farm True-Round Show Barn (Silvers Show Barn)
One of the most exotic of Iowa's round barns is the Wickfield Farm True-Round Show Barn, built and designed by Alva Hunt. An unusual feature of the barn is its two layers of pedimented dormers that seemingly puncture its double-pitched roof here and there. The walls of the building, which is 50 feet in diameter, are terracotta hole tile, and the roof has wood shingles and a large metal ventilator at the peak. The barn was used by its original owner, Frank Silvers, as a sales pavilion for his Hampshire hog farm. The second floor is sectioned off into rooms that work around a central hall. The third floor was designed as a card room and parlor.
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