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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Eliason Barn

Picture of property 147 Highway 4
Gypsum (Dickinson County)
Listed in National Register Apr 8, 2009

Architect: Mr. Monick from Hope, Kansas, builder
Category: agricultural outbuilding; animal facility
Thematic Nomination: Historic Agriculture Related Resources of Kansas

Enoch and Helen Eliason purchased this Dickinson County farmstead in the 1890s and built the Midwest Prairie-style barn in 1915. It was rebuilt in 1917 after being struck by lighting. The barn is rectangular in form with a tall gambrel roof and original shed bays on each side that create a wide, sweeping roof form characteristic of the style. The gabled hay hood features doors that slide down the exterior along the slope of the roof. They operate on a pulley system with two original concrete weights on the barn's interior that are stamped "1915". The interior reflects its original multiple uses of storing hay and housing livestock. The barn is nominated for its agricultural and architectural history.

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