Carlott Funseth Round Barn

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Carlott Funseth Round Barn
Carlott Funseth Round Barn is located in North Dakota
Carlott Funseth Round Barn
Location ND 38, Kempton, North Dakota
Coordinates 47°46′46″N 97°35′56″W / 47.77944°N 97.59889°W / 47.77944; -97.59889Coordinates: 47°46′46″N 97°35′56″W / 47.77944°N 97.59889°W / 47.77944; -97.59889
Area less than 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1909
Architect Olson,Sven; Olson,Ole
Architectural style Other; Round barn
Governing body Private
MPS North Dakota Round Barns TR
NRHP Reference # 86002752[1]
Added to NRHP October 7, 1986

The Carlott Funseth Round Barn is a round barn in Kempton, North Dakota, United States, that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. It's one of few round barns that was still in use as a barn (as of the nomination date, 1986) and has been continuously maintained as a barn.[2]

It was designed and built by Sven Olson and Ole Olson. The previous barn was an octagonal structure, and Sven and Ole must have decided that the round(ish) barn layout worked so well for them that they built another round barn instead of going with a conventional rectangular barn. The barn was rebuilt in 1909.

The listing is just for the barn itself and a circle going out 10 feet all around.[2]

The Funseth barn was one of 41 evaluated in a study of North Dakota round barns.[3] The study led to the NRHP listing of 13 barns including:


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b L. Martin Perry (July 29, 1986). "NRHP Inventory-Nomination: Carlott Funseth Round Barn" (PDF). National Park Service.  (pages 29-30 in North Dakota Round Barns TR) and Accompanying photo from 1986
  3. ^ L. Martin Perry (July 29, 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Submission: North Dakota Round Barns TR" (PDF). National Park Service. 

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