Since the late 1700s, the farming community experimented with round barns
. In the early 1900s, the Shakers made an effort to make the round barn
the quintessential farm structure.
The signature braces, seen from the interior, prevent catastrophic roof shift, which round barns
can experience after decades of aging and exposure to wind and weather.
Vernon County has the highest concentration of round barns
in the world, 17 to be exact.
From round barns
to railroad depots, Michigan's famous and lesser-known historic sites are included on Michigan's Historic Sites Online.
We talk about the architecture of barns, including the fact that there are even round barns
. We discuss the characteristics of a landscape picture, and Grant Wood's style of painting.
History in the form of farm buildings, "Barns Around Iowa: A Sampling of Iowa's Round Barns
" is a superbly produced collection of photographs about Iowa's round barns
, which had once numbered well over two hundred thousand.
The centerpiece of the Paraduxx winery is a stunning 10-sided fermentation facility, inspired by traditional round barns
. Designed in consultation with the Paraduxx winemaking team, this building is home to a highly efficient, state-of-the-art winemaking facility that includes custom-made fermentation tanks arranged in a circle around the surrounding walls.
Some 20 lakes and ambient round barns
set the tone for Fulton County, where agriculture and summer homes for urban workers proliferate.
start with the silo, and then the foundation, and then go up from there.
For more on round barns
, including the Starke Round Bar, check out "Round Barn
Revolution," from our January/February 2011 issue, available at: www.Grit.com/ round-barns.--Editors
Today, round barns
tend to be anomalous icons of America's agricultural past.
"Now I'm looking for the ones used in round barns
," he says.