Minnesota's Round Barns
              Minnesota's Round Barns.
             About Minnesota's Round Barns
Over the past ten years, photography has become a passion for me. Slowly over that time, as my skills have improved, I have entertained ideas of publishing some of my work. The subjects for my photos have centered on historic buildings: lighthouses, churches, and more recently, round barns. Following publicity a while back about efforts to save a round barn near my home, I became more interested in them, did research, and set about the state with the goal of photographing all the round barns in Minnesota.

My initial research indicated that there were 72 round barns still standing in the state of Minnesota. Their  condition ranged from excellent to to very poor. In the spring of 2017, ten years after I began my journey, I completed photographing all the state's remaining barns, finding that only 48 now exist.

My experience searching out the remaining barns convinced me that there was a story to be told here -  thus Minnesota's Round Barns. To do justice to the story, I needed more than just a collection of photographs. This led to more time researching  the history of round barns and the families that built the round barns in Minnesota.

                                                     Table of Contents

            Preface ............................................................... 7
              Introduction .....................................................   9
              Part 1 - The History of Round Barns...................  11
              Part 2 - Building the Round Barn ......................  15
              Part 3 - Round Barn Styles ................................  21
              Part 4 - Discovering Minnesota's Round Barns...25
              Part 5 - The Round  Barns of Minnesota .............31
                (The story of each of Minnesota's 48 round barns with photos)
                Bibliography / Index / About the author ...........128 - 132

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