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Lewis Round Barn

Added to NRHPJanuary 29, 2003
ArchitectLambert Huber
Architectural styleRound barn
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Coordinates40036.5N 911620.3W / 40.051806N 91.272306W / 40.051806; -91.272306 Coordinates : 40036.5N 911620.3W / 40.051806N 91.272306W / 40.051806; -91.272306
LocationAdams County, Illinois
MPSMPL001 - Round Barns in Illinois Thematic Resources
NRHP reference No.02001750
Nearest cityMendon, Illinois

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