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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Nuzum, Godfrey, Barn

Picture of property 4.5 miles northeast 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 Godfrey Nuzum Barn, built ca. 1870, is located in Sparks. The barn features a gable-end entrance, wood lap siding, and a full byre and limestone foundation. The building was built as a mixed-use barn. 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 each barn's foundation is embedded in an earthen bank or bluff. These barns are an example of vernacular architecture build to take advantage of the hilly topography of the county and are significant for their relative rarity and architecture.

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