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Round barns of New York

Author: Richard Triumpho
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Triumpho explores how the idea of round barns worked itself out in New York, where nearly two-third of them - mostly octagonal and multisided - were constructed before the turn of the century in twenty-nine counties." "More than seventy photographs and line drawings, historical data, and anecdotes by present owners make these bygone barns spring to life as the author shows why the round shape engaged farmers, how  Read more...
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Triumpho, Richard.
Round barns of New York.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607345676
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Triumpho
ISBN: 0815607962 9780815607960
OCLC Number: 54806379
Description: xxi, 113 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A different barn --
Rounding up origins --
A flurry of octagons --
Haystack barns --
Circles in polygons --
Circles within circles --
Decline and fall of the round barn --
Preservation.
Responsibility: Richard Triumpho.

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This book begins with an overview of the first five round barns built across America, including one in New York State Elliott Stewart, who built the first octagon barn in the Empire State in 1874,  Read more...

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