Johnson, Thomas, Polygonal Barn

Address: Off IA 114, Wellman, Iowa. County/parish: Washington.

NRIS 86001451

1 contributing building.

Removed from the National Register of Historic Places December 19, 2014.

Part of Iowa Round Barns: The Sixty Year Experiment TR (NRIS 64000152).

From Wikipedia:

Thomas Johnson Polygonal Barn

The Thomas Johnson Polygonal Barn was a historic building located near Wellman in rural Washington County, Iowa, United States. The 16-sided building measured 40 feet (12 m) in diameter. The structure was covered in red vertical siding and it was topped by a sectional conical roof, with windows on the south side and an aerator. The numerous windows and the 15 hog pens that were around its perimeter suggests that this was built as a hog barn as light and ventilation in hog barns were a concern in the early 20th-century. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. The barn has subsequently been torn down, and it was removed from the National Register in 2014.

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Architects:

  • Johnson, Thomas

Architectural styles:

  • Other

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/86001451

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