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Two miles north of Plainfield to the west of US 218 is an early example of an octagonal barn (1887). This barn has walls of horizontal shiplap boards and a roof that is shingled. Soike speculates that there was probably either a cupola or a windmill at the apex of the roof. 19The interior is divided into the usual two levels, the upper floor used to store hay. A large door gives entrance to the main level; above is a door leading to the hayloft.


Soike, Round Barns, 75.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim

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