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Cattle Barn fire, 1958

Cattle Barn fire, 1958

Title

Cattle Barn fire, 1958

Description

The Cattle Barn following a fire that destroyed the entire roof of the east wing of the barn in October of 1958. In the photograph a group of men can be seen working in what is left of the hay loft. Several other men on tractors with bucket loader attachments are cleaning up unburned hay that was strewn about the pen next to the barn. Two silos used for feed storage are also shown.
The Cattle Barn, generally known over the years as the Beef Barn, was a U-shaped building, with east and west wings approximately 32 by 168 feet connected by an 80 foot unit that included a domed drive through opening to access the courtyard. The barn was constructed of brick with a classic gambrel style roof that included numerous gables for light and ventilation. Included two silos used for feed storage are also shown.

Creator

Iowa State University

Source

4-8-I.Barns.224-2-4

Publisher

Iowa State University Library Special Collections; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/index.html

Date

1958
2007-04-26

Rights

U.S. and international copyright laws protect this digital image. Commercial use or distribution of the image is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder. For permission to use the digital image, please contact Iowa State University Library, Special Collections archives@iastate.edu For reproductions see: http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/services/photfees.html

Relation

University Photographs; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/collections/images.html

Format

Photograph
12.1 x 9.5 cm

Type

Still Image (color)
Image

Identifier

4-8-I.Barns.224-2-4
http://cdm16001.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15031coll15/id/140