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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Hanson, George, Barn

Picture of property 1 mile south of Leona
Leona (Doniphan County)
Listed in National Register 1987-05-07

Architect: N/A
Category: animal facility
Thematic Nomination: Byre and Bluff Barns of Doniphan County

The George Hanson Barn built in 1900 is located on the Alice Hanson Farm near Leona. This one-story, three-bay, gable entrance, board-and-batten barn has a full byre with a limestone foundation and wooden shingled roof. The barn was originally used as a draft animal barn and is now utilized as hay storage. 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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