Johnson Barn (Fayetteville, Arkansas)

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Johnson Barn
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Johnson Barn (Fayetteville, Arkansas) is located in Arkansas
Johnson Barn (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
Location in Arkansas
Johnson Barn (Fayetteville, Arkansas) is located in the United States
Johnson Barn (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
Location in United States
Nearest cityFayetteville, Arkansas
Coordinates36°0′55″N 94°12′21″W / 36.01528°N 94.20583°W / 36.01528; -94.20583Coordinates: 36°0′55″N 94°12′21″W / 36.01528°N 94.20583°W / 36.01528; -94.20583
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectJohnson, Ben F., III
Architectural styleGambrel Type Barn
Part ofBenjamin Franklin Johnson II Homestead District (ID100003989)
NRHP reference No.90000896[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJune 21, 1990
Designated CPMay 29, 2019

The Johnson Barn is a historic barn in rural Washington County, Arkansas, southwest of the city of Fayetteville. It is located in an agricultural area north of County Road 202 and west of Arkansas Highway 265 (Cato Springs Road). The barn was designed by Benjamin F. Johnson III, who had studied landscape architecture at Harvard University, and was designed after studying barns throughout the region to accumulate best practices in barn design into a single structure. The barn was built in 1933 and used by the family until the 1970s. Notable features include its comparatively large size, hinged loft doors, separate cattle entrances, truss-supported roof, hay hood, and lack of interior supports.[2]

The barn was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Johnson Barn" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2015-04-08.