Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Round barn re-visited

I made a small post about this barn HERE....in it I stated that it is in the northern part of Vermillion county. I don't know why I made that statement...I know that Vermillion county is on the west side of the Wabash River, and this barn is on the east side. In Parke County.
We took a drive last week and ended up passing by it again. I took the opportunity to stop and take some new pictures.
Information in the book A Round Indiana by John T. Hanou states it was built in 1895 and believed to be the first true circular barn built in Indiana.
I am so glad that it is still standing. At one time, there were 8 of these round barns in Parke County. Now there is this one, and maybe one other if nothing has happened to it since the book was written. I have never had the luck to run across the other though.