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    Octagon Barn awesome

    Went to The tumb of Michigan today to see this Octagon Barn. My sister years ago (approx 15 yrs)used to live down the road. They were getting funds to redo it back then as it was in poor shape. She is in town visiting so we took a ride to see it. Wow they did a nice job this thing is huge and really cool. Farm house next to it has had a lot of work done also and had all vintage furniture in it. Was a very cool tour.
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    Awesome.


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    There was an article in Grit or Homestead magazine a while ago about octagon barns. I had never seen or heard of them. Thanks for the pics, that one is mammoth
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    Here's some of the story on it
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    Parkers Seafood restaurant in Roanoke rebuilt about 20 years ago,,
    it is also an octagonal building,,,

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    Thanks for sharing. I was asking myself, Why a Octagon Barn, and found this.

    Besides the fact that Mr. Purdy was taken up by the uniqueness of this shape of barn, it was during this period that the agricultural community was promoting an octagon or round barn as the building of the future for agriculture. It was felt that this shape of building would be handier to work out of and that it would replace three or four buildings on the farm, i.e. hog house, horse barn, grainery, etc.).At this same time Sears Roebuck & Co. listed a number of different sized octagon barn packages in their catalogue. You could order a barn "kit" and it was loaded on a flat car in Chicago and shipped all over the country.It is obvious that if an octagon barn was the building of the future for agriculture there would have been more of them dotting our landscape. In talking to men who worked on the Purdy Farm as boys, they said that it was not as handy to work in and it was a more costly building to build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyweight View Post
    Thanks for sharing. I was asking myself, Why a Octagon Barn, and found this.

    Besides the fact that Mr. Purdy was taken up by the uniqueness of this shape of barn, it was during this period that the agricultural community was promoting an octagon or round barn as the building of the future for agriculture. It was felt that this shape of building would be handier to work out of and that it would replace three or four buildings on the farm, i.e. hog house, horse barn, grainery, etc.).At this same time Sears Roebuck & Co. listed a number of different sized octagon barn packages in their catalogue. You could order a barn "kit" and it was loaded on a flat car in Chicago and shipped all over the country.It is obvious that if an octagon barn was the building of the future for agriculture there would have been more of them dotting our landscape. In talking to men who worked on the Purdy Farm as boys, they said that it was not as handy to work in and it was a more costly building to build.
    I thought it was designed by a guy with lots of bad kids and he kept running out of corners.
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    Maybe it was inspired by the steam locomotive era roundhouse, or I think Jefferson's Monticello incorporated a hexagonal or octagonal floor plan. In any case, costs go up when angles other than 90-degrees for the walls are in the design.
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    Hope rotated information

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