Friday, April 13, 2012

Peter French Round Barn

I had never seen the Round Barn until my visit to the Malheur area of Oregon.  I believe it to be one of the most wondrous engineering feats of the 19th century here in Oregon.  Peter French designed this barn for the horses that were used on the large cattle ranch that he managed.  

View of the barn from afar

Size of the barn is a bit deceiving-it is quite large.

The inner ring is made up of a locally sourced stone.

The inner ring.  

The support posts including the large central post are juniper logs. 

Central post and intricate framing.  

Great Horned Owl nest.

Cantilevered supports.

Love those juniper logs.

Perfect setting.

Definitely worth checking out if you are ever down in Southeast Oregon.

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