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LARGEST - Round Barn in the world
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 44° 39.130 W 090° 10.460
15T E 724050 N 4948196
Quick Description: The Round Barn, finished in 1916, was built for the Central Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association. The Round Barn has been recognized by “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” as the World’s largest round barn.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/31/2007 6:29:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM2400
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 116

Long Description:

From the City of Marshfield's web site: The Round Barn, finished in 1916, was built for the Central Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association. The Round Barn was built at a cost of $5000.00. It is circular --150 feet in diameter -- and has interior seating accommodations for 500-1000 people. The first public sale was held on May 10 -11, 1916, selling 125 Holsteins (37 bulls). The Round Barn has been recognized by “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” as the World’s largest round barn.

The plaque on the side of the building states:

"WORLD'S LARGEST ROUND
BARN

DESIGNED AND ERECTED BY
F.A. FELHOFER AND HIS SIX BROTHERS FOR
DAIRY CATTLE SHOWS AND SALES OF THE
CENTRAL WISCONSIN STATE FAIR
ASSOCIATION

1916
MARSHFIELD HISTORICAL REGISTER"

Type of documentation of superlative status: City of Marshfield cites Ripley's Believe it or not

Location of coordinates: Barn

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