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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Hale, John R., Barn

Picture of property 3.25 miles south of Highland
Highland (Doniphan County)
Listed in National Register 1987-05-07

Architect: unknown
Category: agricultural outbuilding
Thematic Nomination: Byre and Bluff Barns of Doniphan County

The John R. Hale Barn was constructed in 1881 and is located near Highland. It is a three-bay, double center entrance, board-and-batten barn and has a full byre with limestone foundation and metal sheathed gable roof. The structure was originally constructed as a mixed-use barn, but the building is now used for hay storage and dairy cows. This barn was nominated as one of the 18 Byre and Bluff barns of Doniphan County. A common feature of these barns is that at least one side of the foundation is embedded in an earthen bank or bluff. These barns are an example of vernacular architecture built to take advantage of the hilly topography and are significant for their relative rarity and architecture.

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