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Corn Crib Barn Style
A Corn Crib Barn
Whitley County, IN
DRAWING BY AUDRA CIURAITE

 

Also descended from the single crib barn, corn crib barns as depicted here date largely from the early 20th century and are found in large numbers in northwestern Indiana's corn belt. They contain a series of wooden-slat cribs, usually three on each side of the central aisle. The cupola provides head-room for the mechanized elevator.