Thomas Ranck Round Barn

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Thomas Ranck Round Barn
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Thomas Ranck Round Barn in Indiana.
Thomas Ranck Round Barn is located in Indiana
Thomas Ranck Round Barn
Location Fayette County, Indiana
Nearest city Brownsville, Indiana
Coordinates 39°42′50″N 85°2′40″W / 39.71389°N 85.04444°W / 39.71389; -85.04444Coordinates: 39°42′50″N 85°2′40″W / 39.71389°N 85.04444°W / 39.71389; -85.04444
Area less than one acre
Built c.1885 - 1910[1]
Architect possibly Isaac McNammee[1]
Architectural style Round barn
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 83000030[2]
Added to NRHP January 11, 1983[2]

The Thomas Ranck Round Barn is a round barn near the Fayette-Wayne County, Indiana county line. It is one of many round barns built in Indiana during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[1] Of the round barns built in eastern Indiana during this period the Ranck Round Barn stands out as one of the most elaborately designed structures. The Thomas Ranck Round Barn was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in January 1983.


The Ranck Round Barn is 70 feet in diameter at its base and stands 70 feet tall.[1] The barn features two rows of clerestories set between round lantern conical roofs which decrease in size with height. The building's west entrance has a pavilion with a gambrel roof.


  1. ^ a b c d Architectural Data Form, National Park Service, 10 July 1984. Historic American Buildings Survey, Data Pages, Thomas Ranck Round Barn. Retrieved 8 February 2007.
  2. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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