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Property Name Harry Keith Barn
Reference Number 13000149
State Kansas
County Graham
Town Penokee
Street Address 200th Avenue & M Road (1/2 miles E of Avenue 200 on M Road), Penokee, KS
Multiple Property Submission Name Agriculture-Related Resources of Kansas MPS
Status Listed 04/09/2013
Areas of Significance Agriculture, Architecture
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The Keith Barn is nominated to the National Register of Historic Places for its local significance under Criterion A in the area of agriculture and Criterion C in the area of architecture. The barn functioned as a place to house and feed livestock, milk cattle, and store hay, which contributed to Keith's livelihood as a farmer. The building is a unique example of a mid-20th century bank barn, and it is nominated as part of the Historic Agriculture-Related Resources of Kansas multiple property submission as an example of the Bank Barn property type. The barn was built in 1940 by Harry Keith, his brothers, and neighbors, and has remained unaltered since its construction.


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