There is a wide range of barn types, wider than most publications descibe. This portion of the web site is an attempt to catalog and describe as many as I can find, recognize, and identify. Most examples are from Ohio.
See also Outbuildings.
The Barn types brought over from Europe by immigrants
...or should Gen 1 and 2 be combined - no clear division between what arrived and their first gen descendants?...
Circular / Round Barn Type
These increased in size and complexity...
...to rival small wooden grain elevators, the later versions featuring the characteristic rectangular cupola / headhouse.
A unique, probably one-of-a-kind design created by a farmer who innovated during the Great Depression and WWII build-up in south-central Ohio.
These also increased in size and complexity to rival small round-bin grain elevators, usually featuring the characteristic square or rectangular cupola or headhouse and conical roofing over the bins.