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Round Barn

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1912. Reedy Mill Rd. at Deanville Rd.

Dew Mar Dairy Farm's working barn is truly round, not octagonal, as are so many barns that are described as round. It was built by Homer H. Shoemaker into the bank of land, so that there are ground-level entrances to the haymow above and the animal stalls below. The exterior is sheathed in red corrugated metal. The interior of the haymow illustrates the advantage of a round barn over a rectangular structure, as it allows for capacious storage unrestricted by interior beams. There is a large corrugated-metal addition on the north side of the building.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "Round Barn", [New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 193-193.

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