Round Barns of Vernon County (5)

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (10)

Ian Stehbens on August 10, 2010

This one certainly has its own character! Great.

Thanks Marilyn.


JBTHEMILKER on August 10, 2010

Not mapped?

JBTHEMILKER on August 16, 2010

Bruce, round barns take less to build, as you so not have to waste material on making the corners. Most often the feed is stored in the center silo. That way is it the shortest possible distance to take the feed to the animals. You can also drive to the second and third level of most of these round barn as the walkway is spiral and sloped. Farmers who have used round barns almost never do back to barns with corners. I have several round barn pictures in my gallery. I have not tagged them as such yet, maybe I should. This is a good picture of a round barn. I know the mid west has more than we did in Colorado and there are only a hand full of them here in northern New England. JBTHEMILKER

Marilyn Whiteley on August 16, 2010

Ian, thanks for your visit. If I remember correctly from the on-line chart of Wisconsin round barns, all these I've photographed were built between 1910 and 1920. And each does have its own character.

Many thanks, JB, for taking the initiative to give the explanation. I'm much hampered right now by a painfully slow and somewhat unreliable dial-up connection and by some computer trouble. I WILL be mapping the rest of the photos, but it will take time to figure out the route we took, using the list from which I worked.

And Bruce, thanks for stopping by. These barns are unusual enough so that I felt I was on a treasure hunt as we searched for them.

Best wishes, Marilyn

JBTHEMILKER on August 17, 2010

I put the title of this shot into Google, and found this site. I thought it might help.

joyfotos on August 19, 2010

Hi Marilyn! I am happy to hear you will be mapping...I hear you about computer trouble. I have more storage setting in the box to install on my computer before it overloaded with photos. Hope you are soon up and running more smoothly. I have a couple more round barns from the chart you mentioned I will post before too long - one I think is the same photo you have but on a very different looking day.

I love this one with the bright skies and yet a soft dreamy light on the barn and the Queens Anne Lace in the front. It could be a painting! Like!

Marilyn Whiteley on August 19, 2010

JB, thanks for the helpful link. By now you may have seen a link to the list from which I worked - bare bones but lots of information. I would certainly like to explore more of the state; we knew we'd be near Vernon county and it had a high concentration of the barns, so we put all our efforts there.

As I said elsewhere, joyfotos, I'm very much looking forward to seeing your shots. Of course the particular lighting can give entirely different moods, as I've just commented on the one remaining round barn shot that I've just now posted.

RI@M on August 26, 2010

What a wonderful series of barns did you post Marilyn! All of them are so very well taken and looking real professional. Here in Holland we haven't such kind of round architectural style. So it's great to see your photos.

Friendly greetings and LIKE 4 from Ria (nw account)

Anton Trötscher on May 13, 2013

Dear Marilyn! This is such an excellent and, I am sure, a rare picture of a round barn! The little farm building in the foreground makes this image especially unique! Many warm greetings from Texas! Anton Trötscher

Corey Coyle on January 10

Wonderful Round Barn Picture!!!!



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  • Uploaded on August 4, 2010
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2010/07/23 16:10:23
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 37.00mm
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    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.70 EV
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