|Year(s) Listed: • 2010 • 2012|
|City/Town: • Towanda|
|Location Class: • Commercial • Residential|
|Built: 1909 | Abandoned: N/A|
|Status: • Under Renovation|
|Contributor: Kansas Barn Alliance|
This unusually large and ornate barn is threatened by deterioration, especially a leaky roof. The Whitewater Falls Stock Farm was established by Scottish immigrant, J. W. Robison and his son, James C. Robison. The barn was constructed to house a prize-winning Percheron draft horse breeding operation and, later, was used for a Hereford cattle breeding operation. When the barn was dedicated on May 19, 1909, it was described as the largest barn in Kansas. The barn has not been evaluated for eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places, but it was documented in the state-wide survey of historic barns in Kansas (2007) and in Barns of Kansas by Robert Marsh (2002). The Kansas Barn Alliance nominated this property for the Endangered Historic Places list.