Dammon Round Barn

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Dammon Round Barn
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Dammon Round Barn is located in Minnesota
Dammon Round Barn
Dammon Round Barn is located in the US
Dammon Round Barn
Location Wacouta Township, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA
Nearest city Red Wing, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°32′49″N 92°27′36″W / 44.54694°N 92.46000°W / 44.54694; -92.46000Coordinates: 44°32′49″N 92°27′36″W / 44.54694°N 92.46000°W / 44.54694; -92.46000
Built 1914
Architect Oliver Landick
MPS Rural Goodhue County MRA
NRHP Reference # 80002058[1]
Added to NRHP February 12, 1980

Dammon Round Barn is a round barn just southeast of Red Wing, Minnesota, United States, adjacent to U.S. Route 61. The barn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1914, with a foundation of Mississippi River limestone, and is 60 feet (18 m) in diameter and 60 feet (18 m) high.[2] It was built during a time of agricultural growth in Goodhue County, when dairy cow herds were averaging 25 cows per farm and farmers were starting to build specialized barns. The round barn design was built around a silo and provided insulation for the silage, as well as making feeding and cleaning easier. Despite the efficiency, however, round barns were difficult to construct, and they were not widely adopted.[3] Later in its history the barn was used for honey production of the bee keeping owners of the farm. In 2000 the Farm was purchased by Robin and Elaine Kleffman and the Dammon Barn underwent some significant restoration. A straightening of the walls and replacement of the original pillars for the upper floor support and a leveling and new installation of a floor in the top level of the barn makes this one of the most premiere remaining round barns in Minnesota.[citation needed]

The barn is now part of a bed and breakfast and event center. The 8,000-square-foot (740 m2) facility is available as a venue for weddings.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Weddings & Events". Round Barn Farm Bed & Breakfast & Bread. Retrieved 2016-12-06. 
  3. ^ "Rural Goodhue County Multiple Resource Area" (PDF). Minnesota Historical Society. January 15, 1979. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 

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