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A Round Barn
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Dave Smith    Posted 02-21-2003 at 16:45:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
This is a photo of a round barn just a fiew miles from me. I don't know who owns it. But it is neat. I was told a lot of years ago that the farmer who built it made it round so the devil could not corner him.
Dave <*)))><


Jim in Michigan    Posted 02-22-2003 at 12:59:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have heard that there were only five or six geodesic free standing barns in the US, meaning the king that do not use supports from roof to floor, There was one here but the guy who bought the place tore it down what a waste,,,,we studied them in school , but the builder of them has long since died,,,Jim


Here's the best site on the net...    Posted 02-22-2003 at 12:12:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Take a look at this site...



Rufus Windrow    Posted 02-22-2003 at 11:32:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My dad's friend had a round barn. My dad always said (behind his back) that he built it round simply because he couldn't build anything square. That seemed to make sense to me at the time.


Scott(TN)    Posted 02-22-2003 at 08:59:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
To my knowledge there is a whole following to round barns. Grew up with one several mile down the road.
Here is a link that may provide more information on the topic.


CAH    Posted 02-22-2003 at 06:19:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've always been told round barns were status symbols. Only the very well to do farmers were able to build them. They are something else, I hope they all can be kept up well and not fall to ruin like many other barns. Not easy to be "well to do" and a farmer these days.


Les...Found a picture    Posted 02-22-2003 at 05:37:46       [Reply]  [No Email]

This barn is located on Route 10 in Piermont, NH, in the Connecticut River Valley. Way in the background is Vermont.


Salmoneye    Posted 02-22-2003 at 04:14:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I had a nice post about all the round barns here I know of...But the site was NOT cooperating...

See the link below...


Cindi    Posted 02-22-2003 at 04:58:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
You guys up north are so lucky, you have all these beautiful creations. Round barns, covered bridges, etc. I can't wait til I can go traveling and see these things firsthand.


kraig WY    Posted 02-21-2003 at 17:15:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Love round barns. When we go to see wife's folks in Indiana I always do the round barn thing. Actually if you see how they are layed out they are quit functionable. They store the grain in the top (which you can drive to). It comes down a shoot to a round feeder in the center of the barn. The stall are built around this center feeder. Really neat set up for critters.


cornfused    Posted 02-21-2003 at 17:19:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey kraig what part of Indiana?


kraig WY    Posted 02-22-2003 at 06:54:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wabash. She lived in RoAnn. North of there are all the round barns. Also like to watch the Amish farm. They would get a team of 6 or more horses and be in the field before the "English" with their tractors.


Les    Posted 02-21-2003 at 17:05:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's neat. What a pain it must be to build, maintain, etc.
There's one fairly near me in Piermont, NH. Actually I think it has about 12 sides. I believe it's bigger than the one in your picture.


Jet9N    Posted 02-22-2003 at 08:16:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have one here 50 miles north of Milwaukee that
has 13 sides. Don't really understand the logic
to that. Can youy imagine all the odd angles to
contend with in construction.

Jet


dan    Posted 02-22-2003 at 10:47:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Here is a local one
http://www.thebarnjournal.org/featured/apr01/


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