Menter Farmstead

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Menter Farmstead
Menter farmstead (Big Springs, NE) 3.JPG
Menter Farmstead is located in Nebraska
Menter Farmstead
Menter Farmstead is located in the US
Menter Farmstead
Location 1270 North Fork Rd.
Nearest city Big Springs, Nebraska
Coordinates 41°05′00″N 102°05′40″W / 41.0833°N 102.0944°W / 41.0833; -102.0944Coordinates: 41°05′00″N 102°05′40″W / 41.0833°N 102.0944°W / 41.0833; -102.0944
NRHP reference # 11000886[1]
Added to NRHP December 7, 2011

The Menter Farmstead, near Big Springs, Nebraska, United States, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011. It is a farmstead built 1919–1928 during a regional agricultural boom sparked by winter wheat demand in World War I, and reflecting increased mechanization with its grain elevator and concrete block construction.[2]

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The most significant historic structure is the approximately 100-by-100-foot (30 m × 30 m) barn, built c.1919. It has a complex roof with eaves and original wood shingles, built upon lower concrete block walls and a concrete foundation. It has been termed a variation of the "Midwest Three Portal Barn" type.[2]

The listing on the National Register in 2011 included several contributing and non-contributing buildings.[2]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c Nunn, Jessie (2011-08-24). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Menter Farmstead" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-03-03. 

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