Risum Round Barn

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Risum Round Barn
Risum Round Barn is located in Wisconsin
Risum Round Barn
Risum Round Barn is located in the US
Risum Round Barn
Nearest city Orfordville, Wisconsin
Coordinates 42°35′55″N 89°17′35″W / 42.59861°N 89.29306°W / 42.59861; -89.29306Coordinates: 42°35′55″N 89°17′35″W / 42.59861°N 89.29306°W / 42.59861; -89.29306
Area less than one acre
Built 1890-1892
MPS Centric Barns in Rock County TR
NRHP Reference # 79000112[1]
Added to NRHP June 4, 1979

The Risum Round Barn near Orfordville, Wisconsin, United States, is a round barn that was built during 1890–1892.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1979.[1]

Among round barns in Wisconsin, it is significant for its early date of construction. It is a 60-foot (18 m) diameter barn that was built for Carl Risum (1847–1899), an immigrant from Norway, built by a "carpenter named John Gansert or Gansell, according to oral tradition, but there is no record of the exact date or cost." Lumber to build the barn was brought from the railroad depot at Brodhead, Wisconsin, six miles away.[2]:6–7

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Nancy Belle Douglas (November 10, 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation: Centric Barns in Rock County TR" (PDF). National Park Service.