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Property Name Weigle Barn
Reference Number 16000702
State KS
County Cowley
Town Burden
Street Address 14097 189th Rd.
Multiple Property Submission Name Agriculture-Related Resources of Kansas MPS
Status Listed 10/11/2016
Areas of Significance Agriculture, Architecture
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First constructed in circa 1890 by Jacob Weigle, the Weigle Barn is a representative example of early agricultural buildings in Cowley County. The barn is a unique example of a bank barn property type defined in the Historic Agriculture-related Resources of Kansas MPS, as it contains a gable-roof addition (circa 1920). The Weigles' L-shaped barn was constructed to house livestock and for grain and feed storage. This barn and its associated livestock pens are nominated under Criterion A for their local significance in the area of agriculture and under Criterion C in the area of architecture for the barn's interesting construction. The barn continues to function as the center of farming operations for the Weigle Family; although, its period of significance ranges from circa 1890 to 1966.

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