Monday, March 14, 2011

Round Barn of Arcadia

round barn

My aunt gave me a Round Barn of Arcadia ornament for Christmas, so I thought it would be fun to feature it with a modern round barn postcard on the blog. The barn was built in 1889 and used both to house cattle and host local barn dances and other events. When the interstate overtook the old highway systems, Arcadia, on Route 66, declined. The roof collapsed in 1988. A group of volunteers, led by Luke Robison, decided to preserve the site. Now, the barn houses the Arcadia Historical Society and is available for special functions.

Round Barn Site

2 comments:

Mark S. said...

How neat. That ornament is just too cool!

PaperSponge.com said...

That's fantastic that it was restored and now is used again to enjoy by all. What a neat structure.

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