Circular barn

Circular barn

A barn that has a circular plan; similar to that built by Shakers in Hancock, Massachusetts, in 1826; also called a round barn.

circular barn

circular barn
A barn having a circular plan; requires less building material than a rectangular barn enclosing the same volume, but usually costs somewhat more to construct. Also called a cylindrical barn or a round barn.
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Caption: Aerial drone shots show the Round Stone Barn at Hancock Shaker Village, the only circular barn ever built by the Shakers, a Christian sect founded in England in the eighteenth century (left), and The Mount in Lenox, Mass, the former home of author Edith Wharton, who built the estate in 1902.
The circular barn can be thought of as Washington's own threshing machine.
During the 1850s, an itinerant phrenologist evangelized about the virtues of octagonal barns; others promoted round barn construction, leaving Vernon County with ten circular barns that can be seen today.