Logan Ohio Roundhouse - aka "Stewart's Folly"
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Crystal Sound
N 39° 32.829 W 082° 26.236
17S E 376506 N 4378483
Quick Description: This odd structure was a prototype house that could withstand hurricanes or tornadoes.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 4/20/2006 6:54:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMAWT
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
Views: 185

Long Description:

The Logan Roundhouse - aka Stewart's Folly is likely the oddest structure in the small Ohio town of Logan. The design, lacking in flat surfaces or corner, has a very low wind resistance. Concrete walls further enhance the durability to withstand extreme weather such as tornadoes or hurricanes. This building was to be a prototype for others along coastlines and Tornado Alley.

The shell construction began in 1971 and was completed in 1973. The walls are 8 inches thick at the base, and 5 inches thick in the walls. Two floors, a basement with garage, and a porch were constructed. The house was never completed, or was it ever wired for electricity.

Today it stands empty. The property is posted as "No Trespassing" - but the building can be viewed from the road easily. There is a parking area across the street that is perfect for stopping at.

More information can be found at: Forgotten Ohio.

Building Address:
31628 Chieftain
Logan, OH USA

Is it open to the general public?: no

When was it built? (Approximate if you must.): 01/01/1971

What is the name of this building?: Logan Round House

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