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Jens Myhre Round Barn

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1919. 23rd St. NE, 0.3 miles east of 64th Ave NE

Built by a Norwegian American dairy farmer and influenced by nationally popular designs, the eighty-foot-diameter Myhre round bank barn has a concrete foundation that is lined with rubble stone. The barn has a conical roof with small square windows set just below the eaves. The interior is arranged with rectilinear rows of stalls along two alleys, served by a metal feeding track and carrier. Unlike many other round barns, this one lacks an interior silo. A timber-framed exterior ramp affords access to a set of vertical-board sliding doors.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay
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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Jens Myhre Round Barn", [New Rockford, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ND-01-ED4.

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Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 110-111.

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