Threatened Buildings Documented in Delaware, 1999-2000: Cherbourg Round Barn
Sheppard, Rebecca J.
Dobbs, Kelli W.
Cathey, Jennifer A.
One of the most architecturally distinctive agricultural outbuildings in Delaware, the Cherbourg Round Barn is significant on several accounts. The only barn of its type in the state, it demonstrates an innovative approach to the problems associated with the shelter and nourishment of cattle. The circular plan maximized the ground floor space and facilitated routine cleaning of the living and feeding area. The unusual roof permitted the storage of large amounts of hay in proximity to the feeding area below, while the adjacent silos provided convenient storage for additional food supplements.
Little Creek vicinity, Delaware , East Dover Hundred, Delaware , Kent County, Delaware , Dairy barn , 1918, Date of Construction