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Barnet in Caledonia County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Moore Round Barn

 
 
Moore Round Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, June 28, 2019
1. Moore Round Barn Marker
Inscription.  Local builder Fred “Silo” Quimby built this round barn, considered a great curiosity, in 1900 for farmer James R. Moore. Popularized by Midwest agricultural colleges in the 1890s, round barns were considered more economical to build and more efficient to operate than traditional rectangular barns. The central silo and top floor were used for hay storage, accessed by a covered high drive. With space for about 20 cows on the second-floor milking parlor, the circular layout allowed for a head stanchion where they could be fed from the silo and milked at the wider end of the triangular stall. A removable plank at the back of each stall allowed manure to be shoveled to the lower level, where it was collected to fertilize the pastures.
 
Erected 2017 by Vermont Division for Historical Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 44° 20.581′ N, 72° 2.604′ W. Marker is in Barnet, Vermont, in Caledonia County. Marker is on Vermont Route
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By Dennis Gilkenson, June 28, 2019
2. Wide View of Moore Round Barn
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5, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1740 Route 5, Barnet VT 05821, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Passumpsic Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Comerford Development at Fifteen Mile Falls (approx. 2˝ miles away); Henry Stevens / Henry Stevens, Jr. (approx. 3.2 miles away); Ben's Mill (approx. 3˝ miles away); Site of Camp Baxter (approx. 4.3 miles away); Greenbank's Hollow (approx. 4.6 miles away); St. Johnsbury Trade School (approx. 5.2 miles away); First American Platform Scale (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnet.
 
Moore Round Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, June 28, 2019
3. Moore Round Barn Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2019, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2019, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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