Round Barn - Arcadia, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Farkle 7
N 35° 39.742 W 097° 19.559
14S E 651522 N 3947791
Quick Description: The world's roundest round barn around.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 5/31/2008 8:48:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM3XEK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 47

Long Description:
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Constructed by W. H. Odor in 1898, the round barn was home to livestock, dances and curious tourists traveling on Route 66. The barn is 45 feet tall and 60 feet in diameter. Legend says the barn was built round to help it withstand tornadoes. Most “round” barns are octagonal or hexagonal, but the Arcadia Round Barn is made of wood specially shaped to form a two-story cylinder. In fact, each rafter was made of green wood and was jsoaked in water in order to make the circular shape.

In 1988, after years of neglect, the roof of the barn collapsed. Luther Robinson,a retired local contractor decided that this important part of Route 66 should be saved. Robinson and a group of local community volunteers called the “Over the Hill Gang” restored the barn over a four-year period. Funded through donations, they
were able to return the barn to its former glory. In 1992, the volunteers received the National Preservation Honor Award for their efforts to restore the barn.

Today the barn hosts events such as weddings and dances. The efforts to maintain the barn are funded through donations and the work of volunteers.
Program: US State Program

Website: [Web Link]

Official Name: Route 66

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