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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Heptig, Joseph, Barn

Picture of property 12115 Antons Road
Flush (Pottawatomie County)
Listed in National Register Oct 6, 2011

Architect: Heptig, Joseph, Builder
Category: agricultural outbuilding; animal facility
Thematic Nomination: Historic Agriculture Related Resources of Kansas

Joseph Heptig, a young German immigrant, built this vernacular limestone barn in 1883 on a 160-acre farmstead in Pottawatomie County. The barn was the first permanent structure erected on the property, which has been owned by the Heptig family for 136 years. The barn has a rectangular footprint and gable roof and is distinguished by arched openings on the north and south ends corresponding to a center aisle through the barn. Other distinguishing features include a date stone inscribed by the builder and shaped stone window lintels and stone sills. The interior configuration is arranged around a center aisle with horse stalls/pens, granaries and corncribs along the perimeter. A three-quarter-length haymow was open to the center aisle below to facilitate the unloading of hay from a wagon inside of the barn. Hand hewn timber posts and beams distinguish the interior. It was nominated for is local significance in the areas of architecture and agriculture.

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