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Historic Preservation & Archaeology > Learn About Topics > Buildings & Bridges > Architectural Styles > Dairy Barn Style Dairy Barn Style

Dairy Barn Style
A Dairy Barn
Vermillion County, IN
DRAWING BY AUDRA CIURAITE

 

The gambrel roof, roof ventilators and dormers, and multiple windows are the typical features of dairy barns built in the early 20th century when the dairy industry was booming. Many have attached silos.