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Octagonal Barn Style
An Octagonal Barn
Hancock County, IN
DRAWING BY AUDRA CIURAITE

 

Indiana presently has approximately 105 round and multi-sided barns, mostly dating from the first two decades of the 20th century. The centralized plan of the round and multi-sided barns was touted for its efficiency and economy.