Thornton Adobe Barn

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Thornton Adobe Barn
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Location 1 mile (1.6 km) east and 1.25 miles (2.01 km) north of Isabel, Kansas
Coordinates 37°29′16″N98°32′15″W / 37.487910°N 98.537612°W / 37.487910; -98.537612 Coordinates: 37°29′16″N98°32′15″W / 37.487910°N 98.537612°W / 37.487910; -98.537612
Area less than one acre
Built 1942
Built by Thornton, James Edward
Architectural style Gambrel roofed adobe barn
NRHP reference # 03001258 [1]
Added to NRHP December 10, 2003

The Thornton Adobe Barn near Isabel, Kansas was built in 1942. It is a Gambrel roofed adobe dairy barn. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. [1]

Isabel, Kansas City in Kansas, United States

Isabel is a city in Barber County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 90.

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

It is a 40 by 24 feet (12.2 m × 7.3 m) barn built by James Edward Thornton and other members of the Isabel community. Built during materials shortages of World War II, it utilized adobe bricks to make the lower story's walls and utilized recycled corrugated metal to make the exterior walls of the hayloft. The adobe walls were covered with stucco inside and out. [2]

Hayloft space above barn-building or stable agricultural

A hayloft is a space above a barn, stable or cow-shed, traditionally used for storage of hay or other fodder for the animals below. Haylofts were used mainly before the widespread use of very large hay bales, which allow simpler handling of bulk hay.

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