Octagon Round Barn, Indian Creek Township

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Octagon Round Barn, Indian Creek Township
Octagon Round Barn, Indian Creek Township is located in Iowa
Octagon Round Barn, Indian Creek Township
Octagon Round Barn, Indian Creek Township is located in the US
Octagon Round Barn, Indian Creek Township
Location Off County Road S14
Nearest city Iowa Center, Iowa
Coordinates 41°57′0″N 93°27′6″W / 41.95000°N 93.45167°W / 41.95000; -93.45167Coordinates: 41°57′0″N 93°27′6″W / 41.95000°N 93.45167°W / 41.95000; -93.45167
Area less than one acre
Built 1880
MPS Iowa Round Barns: The Sixty Year Experiment TR
NRHP reference # 86001439[1]
Added to NRHP June 30, 1986

The Octagon Round Barn, Indian Creek Township is an historic building located near Iowa Center in rural Story County, Iowa, United States. It was built in around 1880 as a dairy barn.[2] The octagon-shaped building measures 50 feet (15 m) in diameter.[3] The modified hip roof, heavy timber framing, rectangular interior plan, and general purpose use marks this as a design influenced by Lorenzo S. Coffin, who built the first round barn in Iowa.[2] It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1986.[1] The barn has deteriorated significantly and it is essentially a pile of wood now.[3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Octagon Round Barn Barn" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-11-16. 
  3. ^ a b Dale Travis. "Iowa Round Barns List". Round Barns & Covered Bridges. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 

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