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Shelburne in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Round Barn

1901 • Fred Quimby • East Passumpsic, Vermont

 

—Moved to Museum: 1985-1986 —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2017
1. Round Barn Marker
Inscription.

The three-story Round Barn was built in 1901 to improve agricultural efficiency on the farm. Hay from the top floor and silage from the central silo dropped through feed chutes to the middle level, where up to sixty cows could be stancioned around the center for feeding and milking. Manure was shoveled through trap doors to the lower level and collected by horse-drawn wagons. Shakers built the first American round barn in 1826, and the labor-saving design enjoyed a brief period of renewed popularity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Round Barn's top and middle floors feature the Trailblazers: Horse-Drawn Vehicles and Contemporary Automotive Culture exhibit, which compares horse-drawn vehicles in the Museum's permanent collection with modern modes of transportation.
 
Erected by the Shelburne Museum.
 
Location. 44° 22.405′ N, 73° 13.936′ W. Marker is in Shelburne, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Touch for map. Marker and barn are on the Shelburne Museum grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 Shelburne Road (US Hwy 7), Shelburne VT 05482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. An Intentional Landscape (within shouting distance of this

Round Barn and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2017
2. Round Barn and Marker
marker); Flat World, 2008 (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Shelburne Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Beach Gallery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beach Lodge (about 300 feet away); The Rail Car Grand Isle (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Rail Car Grand Isle (about 500 feet away); Locomotive 220 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelburne.
 
Also see . . .
1. Round Barn. (Submitted on November 2, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Rural New England: Architecture in the Round. (Submitted on November 2, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. North American Barns. (Submitted on November 2, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureMan-Made Features
 
Round Barn image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2017
3. Round Barn
Round Barn image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2017
4. Round Barn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 2, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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