Thompson-Wohlschlegel Barn

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Built: 1910-1913 | Abandoned: N/A
Historic Designation: National Register of Historic Places (February 21, 1985) Removed December 28, 2020
Status: AbandonedEndangered
Contributor: Kansas Preservation Alliance

Photo from NRHP Nomination Form

The Thompson-Wohlschlegel Round Barn near Harper, Kansas is a round barn that was built during 1910 to 1913. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, and was delisted in 2020.[1][2]

It is about 80 feet (24 m) in diameter and has a three-tier domed roof which is 75 feet (23 m) tall. Its first floor walls are of rough concrete blocks. It is one of the largest and most elaborate round barns in Kansas. Owner Z.C. Thompson and his son first began pouring concrete blocks in 1910 with construction beginning in 1912.[2]

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