Nebraska Round Barns List
– Oct 28, 2017
 
Number County Town Size Built Verif GPS Description
               
              NE round barns as documented in "Nebraska History", Volume 51, Spring 1970, Nebraska State Historical Society.
NE-08-01 Boyd Spencer 71' 1914 22   Round barn (16 sides) immediately W. of Spencer, Boyd County. Each side 14' long, gambrel roof, horizontal siding.
NE-10-01 Buffalo Elm Creek 60' 1908-11 36   Round barn about 3 miles NW of Elm Creek. Windmill projects from the center of the roof.
NE-10-02   Gibbon 40' c1888 03-2003 approximate N40 45.88 W98 47.90 ENE of Gibbon, Shelton Township. US30 E. 2.7 miles from jct with NE10C (Scout St.) in Gibbon, N. on Sodtown Rd. 0.1 miles to the house on the W. side of the road. William Nutter, octagon house, 2 story, faded white horizontal siding, sectional conical rood, no cupola, poor condition. At one time a porch surrounded the house. There appears to have been a structure on the roof where a cupola would typically be. Built by William Nutter.
NE-10-03   Kearney 95' 1985 08-2013 N40 43.120 W99 06.373 In Kearney. 39th St. E. 0.85 miles from jct with 30th Av., N. on 19th Av. 0.35 miles to the church on the E. side of the road at 4305. Grace Fellowship, dome church.
NE-10-04   Kearney 50' 1973 08-2013 N40 42.800 W99 05.061 In Kearney. On the W. side of 2nd Av. ½ block S. of 39th St. Platte Valley Bank, oval bldg, windowed sides, flat roof.
NE-10-05   Kearney 54' 2010 08-2013 N40 40.308 W99 02.376 SE of Kearney. NE44 (2nd Av.) N. 0.3 miles from jct with I80 exit 272, E. on Talmadge St. 0.2 miles, S. on Central Av. 0.15 miles, E. on 1st St. 1.9 miles, N. (curves E.) on Antelope Av. 0.55 miles to the bldg on the S. side of the road. Pawnee Earth Lodge, round bldg, covered with earth.
NE-12-01 Butler David City 71' 1912 19 N41 13.78 W97 11.67 SW of David City, Olive Township. 34 Rd. W. 3.5 miles from jct with NE15 just S. of David City, S. on Road J 0.4 miles to the barn on the E. side of the road. 16 sided, red horizontal siding, 2-pitch segmented conical roof, aerator, good condition.
NE-12-02   David City 23' 1912 20 N41 13.79 W97 11.65 SW of David City, Olive Township. 34 Rd. W. 3.5 miles from jct with NE15 just S. of David City, S. on Road J 0.4 miles to the barn on the E. side of the road. Octagon barn 50' NE of NE-12-01 on the same farmstead, white horizontal siding, segmented conical roof, aerator, very good condition.
NE-13-?1 Cass Murray         ENE of Murray, East Rock Bluff Township. Round house. (N40 55.792 W95 53.335)
NE-13-?2   Murray         ENE of Murray, East Rock Bluff Township. Round house. (N40 55.628 W95 53.119)
NE-14-01 Cedar Laurel 53' 1908-11 06-2002 N42 33.108 W97 04.493 N. of Laurel. US20 N. 2.5 miles from jct with NE15 in Laurel, W. & immediate N. on NE15 5.5 miles, E. on 877th Rd. 1.0 miles, N. on 573rd Av. 0.8 miles to the barn on the W. side of the road. Kenneth R. Stark, 12-sided, red horizontal siding, no cupola, cone roof, huge dormer on the S. extending out from the roof peak to the plate, good condition.
NE-16-01 Cherry Wood Lake 65'   Gone GONE Round barn 0.5 miles W. of Wood Lake. Walls 15' - 20' high. Razed 1930.
NE-17-01 Cheyenne Sidney   1872 05-2003 N41 08.585 W102 58.240 In Sidney. Ft. Sidney Powder Magazine, octagon bldg, built of some sort of composition material, small cupola.
NE-17-02   Sidney 54' 1910 06-2003 --GONE-- N41 08.69 W102 57.86 In Sidney. US30 W. 1.0 miles from jct with NE17J on the E. side of Sidney to the bldg on the S. side of the road. Octagon bldg.
NE-17-?1   Sidney         E. of Sidney. Octagon bldg. (N41 08.875 W102 57.841)
NE-17-?2   Sidney         E. of Sidney. Geodesic bldg. (N41 09.014 W102 56.626)
NE-18-01 Clay Edgar   1910 03   Round barn 3 miles E. of Edgar. Gambrel roof, dormer, vertical siding.
NE-18-02   Fairfield 54' 1910 06-2003 --GONE-- N40 24.461 W98 06.492 S. of Fairfield, Fairfield Township, Clay County, NE. Fairfield Av. (changes to Road K) S. 1.6 miles from jct with 4th St. in Fairfield to the barn on the E. side of the road. True round barn, main floor wall is concrete blocks; loft level wall is white vertical siding, 2-pitch conical roof, central silo, cupola, fair condition.
NE-18-03   Clay Center 50' 1915 23   Octagon barn 1 mile W. and 2 miles S. of Clay Center. Each side 20' long, central silo 20' in diameter, gambrel roof, 2 gambrel shaped dormers, one above the other, cupola, horizontal siding. Has been used as a roller-skating rink and dance hall.
NE-18-04   Sutton 44'   34 GONE Octagon barn 2 miles NE of Sutton. Each side 17.5' long, gable roof, horizontal siding. Demolition was imminent in 1967.
NE-21-01 Custer Broken Bow 48' ca 1902 12   Round barn (16 sides) 2 miles W. of Broken Bow. Built ca 1902, ~48' diameter, gable roof, ceramic block, hog barn.
NE-27-01 Dodge Uehling 85' 1917 08-2012 N41 44.28 W96 30.04 NE corner of Uehling. From US77 in Uehling between 2nd & 3rd Sts., take the driveway to the NE to the barn. Uehling, octagon barn, metal siding, 2-pitch roof, central silo, louvered cupola, good condition.
NE-28-01 Douglas Omaha         In Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. True round bldg, dome roof. (N41 13.540 W95 55.676)
    Omaha         In Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. About 18 oct/hexagon bldgs at the zoo. Hopefully buildings & not just covers over the ground. There also appears to be a wood water tank for their train.
NE-30-01 Fillmore Shickley 29' 1917 26   Round barn 2 miles E. of Shickley. Gable roof almost entirely gone in 1970, walls are interlocking concrete blocks.
NE-30-02   Shickley 50' 1928 32   Octagon barn 2 miles E. of Shickley and about 100' NE of NE-30-01. Really a lean-to built around ½ of a cement silo, 50' diameter, vertical siding.
NE-37-01 Gosper Arapahoe 60'   Gone GONE Round barn about 3 miles N. and 4 miles E. of Arapahoe. Only ruins remain ~1970.
NE-40-01 Hall Grand Island 80' 1965 06-2013 N40 55.338 W98 20.365 In Grand Island. Locust St. S. 0.15 miles from jct with US30 to the bldg on the E. side of the road at 221. Home Federal Bank, true round bldg.
NE-40-02   Grand Island 50' 1968 06-2013 N40 56.955 W98 22.966 In Grand Island. Capital Av. E. 100 yds from jct with US281, N. on St. Patrick Av. 0.2 miles to the house on the W. side of the road at 2652. True round house, sculpted roof.
NE-41-01 Hamilton   54'   06-2013 N40 51.402 W98 00.547 In the Hamilton County fairgrounds in Aurora. At the SW corner of A & 8th Sts. Wolff, octagon bldg, white horizontal siding, windowed clerestory w/small louvered cupola.
NE-42-01 Harlan Ragan 25' 1920 27   Octagon barn 2 miles S. and 5 miles E. of Ragan. Each side 10' long, corrugated iron siding. Used as a granary.
NE-50-01 Kearney Minden 60' x 58' 1917 Gone GONE N. of Minden, Newark Township. NE10 N. 10 miles from Minden to the barn. Round barn, one of a pair, 2-pitch roof, cupola, main wall is tile block. This is the W. barn of the pair. Radford. (Torn down mid 1990s.)
NE-50-02   Minden 60' x 58' 1917 Gone GONE N. of Minden, Newark Township. NE10 N. 10 miles from Minden to the barn. Round barn, one of a pair, 2-pitch roof, cupola, main wall is tile block. This is the E. barn of the pair and was destroyed by a tornado in 1951.
NE-51-01 Keith Ogallala 86'   06-2013 N41 08.029 W101 43.708 In Ogallala. 10th St. W. 5 blocks from jct with US26, N. on E St. 0.15 miles, W. on Foxhill Rd. 0.1 miles to the church on the S. side of the road at 700. Radiant Life Assembly of God, octagon church.
NE-54-?1 Knox Bloomfield ~50'   09-2017 N42 35.938 W97 38.230 In the Knox County fairgrounds in Bloomfield. NY84 (Main St.) E. 0.35 miles from jct with Broadway St., N. into fairgrounds 0.1 miles to the bldg on the E. side of the road. Octagon bldg.
NE-54-?2   Bloomfield     09-2017 N42 35.881 W97 38.145 Octagon bldg. In fairgrounds. (N42 35.881 W97 38.146)
NE-55-01 Lancaster Malcolm   1902 Gone10 GONE Round barn near Malcolm. Limestone foundation, could be seen from US34, N. of the Lincoln Air Base. Razed 1958 or 1959.
NE-55-02   Lincoln   1910 14   Round barn 3 miles S. and 5 miles E. of Lincoln, Stockton Township, near NE-55-04. Simi-circular lean-to, horizontal siding.
NE-55-03   Lincoln   1917 Gone24 GONE Round barn 6 miles E. and 1 mile S. of Lincoln. Almost identical to NE-55-02. Razed 1967.
NE-55-04   Bennet 90' 1924 06-2003 --GONE-- N40 41.510 W96 34.267 WNW of Bennet, Nemah Township. Bennet Rd. W. 3.4 miles from jct with NE43 in Bennet, N. on S 110th St. 0.6 miles to the barn on the E. side of the road. Ehlers, true round barn, tile blocks, 2-pitch conical roof, central silo, cupola, good condition. Roof rises five stories above the second floor. Roof collapsed 2-4-12.
NE-55-05   Lincoln 67' 1965 08-2013 N40 51.935 W96 38.260 In Lincoln. US6 NE 0.6 miles from jct with Havelock Av./Superior St. to the bldg on the NW side of the road. Ready Mixed Concrete, 30 sided bldg.
NE-55-06   Lincoln 117' 2001 08-2013 N40 49.722 W96 36.805 In Lincoln. 70th St. N. 1.0 miles from jct with US34, E. on Holdrege St. 0.6 miles to the church on the N. side of the road at 7800. Capitol City Christian, octagon church.
NE-55-07   Lincoln 56'   08-2013 N40 47.902 W96 36.273 In Lincoln. 84th St. S. 1.0 miles from jct with US34, E. on A St. 0.1 miles, S. on Stony Hill Rd. 200' to the church on the W. side of the road at 1401. Second Church of Christ Scientist, octagon church.
NE-55-08   Lincoln 46' & 35'   08-2013 N40 47.512 W96 36.439 In Lincoln. 84th St. S. 1.5 miles from jct with US34, W. on South St. 100 yds to the church on the N. side of the road at 8320. Aldersgate United Methodist, octagon church, 3 octagons connected.
NE-55-09   Lincoln 43'   08-2013 N40 47.252 W96 36.335 In Lincoln. 84th St. S. 1.8 miles from jct with US34 to the church on the E. side of the road at 2500. Upper Room Christian Fellowship, geodesic church, 3 bldgs connected.
NE-55-10   Lincoln 109'   08-2013 N40 50.714 W96 44.288 In Lincoln. NW 12th St. N. 0.15 miles from jct with I80 exit 399 to the bldg on the E. side of the road at 3200. Skybox Bar & Grill, octagon bldg.
NE-55-11   Lincoln 41'   08-2013 N40 49.088 W96 42.755 In Van Dorn Park in Lincoln. High St. W. 250' from jct with NE2 (Nebraska Hwy), N. into park 0.1 miles, park & walk 100 yds N. to the bldg. Enclosed Shelter, octagon bldg.
NE-55-12   Lincoln   2011 08-2013 N40 49.088 W96 42.755 In Lincoln. 9th St. S. 0.35 miles from jct with I180 exit 0 (S St.), W. on N St. 1 block, N. on 8th St. 0.3 miles, W. on R St. 1 block to the bldg Pinnacle Bank Arena, oval bldg.
NE-55-13   Roca         NE of Roca. Octagon house. (N40 40.252 W96 37.714)
NE-56-01 Lincoln North Platte 120' 1975 07-2013 N41 07.318 W100 46.863 In North Platte. Francis St. W. 0.9 miles from jct with US83, S. on McDonald Rd. 200' to the bldg on the E. side of the road at 1300. Recreation Center, true round bldg, windowed sides, dome roof.
NE-56-02   North Platte 65'   07-2013 N41 07.975 W100 47.682 In North Platte. Buffalo Bill Av. S. 1.0 miles from jct with US30, W. on A St. 0.15 miles to the church on the S. side of the road at 682. Messiah Lutheran, octagon church, windowed cupola.
NE-56-03   North Platte 38' 1985 07-2013 N41 08.982 W100 45.845 At Wayne Dowhower Girls Softball Complex in North Platte. US83 N. 0.25 miles from jct with US30, W. on 16th St. 0.2 miles to the bldg on the S. side of the road. Concession Stand & Rest Rooms, pentagon bldg, large cupola.
NE-56-04   North Platte       N41 07.476 W100 43.813 In North Platte. Phillip Av. E. 1.7 miles from jct with US83 (Dewey St.) to the barn on the S. side of the road at 2600. Keith, true round barn, brick, very poor condition, conical roof, aerator. Built by Morell Case "M.C." Keith between 1867 & 1899.
NE-59-?1 Madison Madison     08-2013   Octagon bldg. In fairgrounds. (N41 50.062 W97 27.816)
NE-64-01 Nemah Auburn 69' 1880s 02   Octagon barn 9.5 miles SW of Auburn. Each side 27.5' long, modified gambrel roof.
NE-65-01 Nuckolls Superior 62' 1914 1986 N40 05.387 W98 00.351 NE of Superior, Nelson Township. NE14 N. 4.9 miles from jct with NE8 (3rd St.) in Superior, E. on Stoddard Rd. 3.3 miles to the barn on the N. side of the road. 14 sided barn, white horizontal siding, 2-pitch roof, large louvered cupola. Plans drawn and constructed by W. C. Malsbury in 1914 in Nuckolls County, Nebraska. The barn is a polygon in shape. The sides which are 14' x 18' are reinforced with steel rods placed 3' apart. The concrete reaches to the hayloft floor. The sand and gravel for concrete was hauled from the Republican River that is 8 miles away by team and wagon. This was all mixed by hand. The roof is self-supported by 8" x 10" oak beams. In the center of the barn is a silo of cypress wood that came from Oregon.
NE-65-02   Cadams       UNK SE of Cadams, 12 sides. (Probably same as NE-65-01)
NE-65-03   Nelson 66' 1890 04   Round barn (15 sides) 9 miles SE of Nelson. Built late 1800s or early 1900s, each side 14' long, central silo 16' diameter & 38' tall, horizontal siding, gambrel roof.
NE-66-01 Otoe Nebraska City 110'/85' 1972 07-2009 N40 41.275 W95 51.644 In Nebraska City. 19th St. N. 0.1 miles from jct with US12, E. on 14th Av. 0.4 miles, S. on 13th St. 350', SE on 12th Av. 150' to the school on the NE side of the road at 1212. Northside Elementary School, true round bldg, brick, larger bldg has flat roof, smaller has low dome roof.
NE-66-02   Nebraska City 52'   07-2009 N40 41.346 W95 52.069 At The Ambassador's Villas in Nebraska City. 19th St. N. 0.1 miles from jct with US12, E. on 14th Av. 250' to the bldg on the S. side of the road at 1825. Activity Center, true round bldg, brick & white vertical siding, sculpted segmented roof, low cupola.
NE-66-03   Nebraska City 48' 2005 07-2009 N40 40.059 W95 49.932 At the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center E. of Nebraska City, Four Mile Township. Bus.NE2 (4th Corso) E. 1.6 miles from jct with Bus.US75 in Nebraska City, continue SE on Valmont Dr. 0.2 miles, NE to parking lot. Walk NE to the Interpretive Center. Earthen Lodge, true round bldg, earthen roof.
NE-66-04   Nebraska City   1856     S. of Nebraska City, Otoe Township. 1431 S 70th St. Octagon house. (N40 34.300 W95 48.092)
NE-67-01 Pawnee Burchard 25'   06   Octagon barn 0.5 miles N. of Burchard & just W. of NE99. Built early 1900s, each side 10' long, octagonal loft level has 8' sides, horizontal siding. (40.156192 -96.351621)
NE-70-01 Pierce Pierce         Octagon bldg. In fairgrounds. (N42 12.286 W97 31.637)
NE-76-01   Crete 24'   08-2013 N40 37.811 W96 58.336 In Tuxedo Park in Crete. 13th St. W. 0.2 miles from jct with NE33/103, N. on Tuxedo Park Rd. 0.25 miles, W. on Chautaqua Rd. 0.1 miles to the school on the E. side of the road. Old School, octagon school, aerator.
NE-78-01 Saunders Ashland   1921 28   Round barn 6.5 miles W. and 1 mile N. of Ashland. Ceramic tile block wall, gambrel roof removed by a tornado in the 1960s.
NE-79-01 Scotts Bluff Scottsbluff     Gone GONE Round barn, white horizontal siding, one story, large diameter, "almost dome" roof, at least 12 windows in roof.
NE-80-01 Seward Beaver Crossing 50'   05   Octagon barn 1.5 miles SE of Beaver Crossing. Built probably late 1800s, each side 20' long, gable roof, 2 large dormers opposite each other, vertical siding w/bats.
NE-80-02   Pleasant Dale 38' 1912-13 18   Round barn 0.5 miles N. of Pleasant Dale. Built 1912-1913, gambrel roof collapsed in 1967, central silo 15' diameter, 2-story tile block walls.
NE-82-01 Sherman Loup City 40' 1912 06-2003 N41 23.62 W98 54.31 NNE of Loup City, North Loup City Township. Trail 3 N. (curves E.) 9.6 miles from jct with N St. on the E. side of Loup City to the barn on the S. side of the road. 24-sided hog barn, 8' high walls w/vertical siding, sectional conical roof, louvered cupola, poor condition, major holes in roof. Built by Alfred N. Cook.
NE-82-02   Loup City 30'   08   Round barn (12 sides) about 2 miles SW of NE-82-01. Built late 1880s, 30' diameter, gable roof, ventilator, horizontal siding.
NE-82-03   Loup City     06-2003 N41 16.441 W98 58.418 In Loup City. NE58/92 SE 300' from jct with NE10 to the barn on the NE side of the road 12-sided barn, unpainted horizontal siding, segmented conical roof, no cupola, excellent condition.
NE-84-01 Stanton Pilger   1908 ??   Round barn 2.5 miles NW of Pilger. Double gambrel roof (3 pitch), walls are of concrete block. [Not found & the person I asked didn't know anything about it. - 6-19-02 - DJT]
NE-86-01 Thomas Thedford     Gone GONE Round barn (12 or 14 sides) about 4 miles N. of Thedford on a Kinkaid land grant. Built ??, gambrel roof, horizontal siding, burned in 1919.
NE-88-01 Valley Ord     05-2005 N41 36.08 W98 55.79 In Ord. At 1640 N St., NE corner N & 17th Sts. [Formerly People's Unitarian Church. Listed on the NRHP. Served as a church, public library, meeting hall, club for the Grand Army of the Republic until 1921, and then for the American Legion, Ord Fidelity Post #38 until 1961. It was remolded into a private residence in 1987. It has 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath downstairs. Upstairs is 1500 sq. ft.] Octagon house, 2 story, red brick, small "dome" cupola with spire.
NE-88-?1   Ord   1930     In Ord. 443 N 19th St. Octagon house. (N41 36.380 W98 55.991)
NE-89-01 Washington Blair       N41 33.002 W96 09.413 At Dana College in Blair. Wright St. W. 0.3 miles from jct with US75 in Blair, continue W. on College Dr. 0.6 miles, S. on 30th St. 0.1 miles to the bldg on the E. side of the road. E.C. Hunt Campus Center, round bldg.
NE-90-01 Wayne Wakefield   c1915 06-2001 N42 12.80 W96 52.02 S. of Wakefield (Dixon County). IA16 S. 3.5 miles from jct with 7th St. on the S. edge of Wakefield to the barn on the W. side of the road up a 0.2 mile driveway. (To be moved to town?) Barelman, round one story, red vertical siding, large windowed clerestory, aerator, fair condition. Appears to have been recently painted. Roofing appears to be temporary and the wind has done some damage.
NE-91-01 Webster Starke 130' 1902-03 06-2003 N40 05.144 W98 26.204 E. of Red Cloud, Guide Rock Township. US136 E. 4.4 miles from jct with US281 in Red Cloud, S. (curves SW) on unnamed road 0.15 miles, S. on driveway 0.1 miles to the barn. Starke, true round, central silo 28' diameter & 65' tall, cone roof, sides 32' from the ground to the eave, siding is corrugated iron, very good condition. 3 story; bottom for animals, 2nd for machinery, & 3rd (loft) for hay.
NE-91-02   Lawrence   1921 29 UNK Round barn 3 miles SW of Lawrence. Gambrel roof, vertical siding.
NE-93-?1 York York 40' 1911 16   Hexagon barn 6 miles W. and 1 mile S. of York. Each side 21.5' long, horizontal siding. (NE16)
NE-93-?2   York 35' 1912 17   Hexagon barn 2 miles NE of York on US34. Each side 18.5' long, horizontal siding. (NE17) (The house at this location was razed in 1969.)
NE-93-?3   York         In York. True round church. (N40 51.931 W97 34.644)