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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Shafer Barn

Picture of property County Road 50S, 1/2 mile West of Country Road 80E
Hoxie (Sheridan County)
Listed in National Register 2009-04-08

Architect: unknown
Category: agricultural outbuilding; animal facility
Thematic Nomination: Historic Agriculture Related Resources of Kansas

The 1920 Shafer Barn (ca. 1920) is nominated to the National Register for its architectural and agricultural history. The 2-1/2-story frame building was designed with a center aisle to accommodate both horses and dairy cattle. Hay for the animals was brought into this central area through its distinguishing hay hood and hay door. A unique aspect of the barn is that it appears to have been designed to accommodate barn dances. The original design included a ladies toilet and smoking room on the first floor and a raised platform/stage in the haymow.

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