Cow Palace #14892
This fancy white Victorian barn with elaborate features sits nicely in snow on a bright sunny day. It gleams in white against a deep blue midday sky, even more so with the gray metal roof covered with a few inches.
The cupolas are a very nice feature built mostly for ventilation and so are the large louvered windows along the side. If you have the means, why not make them fancy to make a statement? It’s routine to do so even today in architecture.
There are five sliding doors on the long side above the ground, something I’ve never seen before. I’d imagine that helps with summer ventilation too, but also perhaps to push hay out to animals feeding outside below? Barns are very susceptible to fire from large amounts of stored hay that can spontaneously catch fire in summer if the heat builds up inside in the summer. it appears this farmer was taking no chances.
A few cows were milling around the barnyard and not showing me much interest. This barn is a nice example of non-residential Victorian architecture.
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