Building Oregon

Triangle Lake Round Barn (Blachly, Oregon)

Title
Triangle Lake Round Barn (Blachly, Oregon)
LC Subject
Architecture, American Architecture Barns Round barns
Alternative
John Sumich Round Barn (Blachly, Oregon) Sumich Round Barn (Blachly, Oregon)
Description
John P. Sumich completed construction of the round barn in 1949, three years after construction began in 1946. Sumich’s use of concrete blocks and other locally sourced materials represents a creative interpretation of the round barn type that has been used in the United States beginning in the 1800’s into the early 20th century, when it became popularized by agricultural schools for its efficiency. The historic building is a unique vernacular expression of a round dairy barn type that was popularized in the 1910s and 1920s for its reputation for enhancing farm practice efficiency and improving sanitary conditions. While it is unclear exactly where Sumich saw the original design that inspired him, there was no similar round barn construction in Oregon. The barn is eligible under National Register Criterion C for architecture as a local example of a vernacular round dairy barn type. During this time in Lane County, dairying and creameries continued to develop as a major industry. The Lake Creek Valley, where the barn is located, was also a thriving timber community with several sawmills, shingle mills, and the churches, schools, post offices and general stores that supported the population in this time frame. The round barn was and remains a landmark in the community. National Register of Historic Places (Listed, 2016) This content is included in Building Oregon: Architecture of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, a digital collection which provides documentation about the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest.
View
exterior
Temporal
1940-1949
Work Type
architecture (object genre) built works barns
Latitude
44.187522
Longitude
-123.5705027
Location
Blachly (United States >> Oregon) Lane County >> Oregon >> West >> United States
Street Address
19941 Highway 36
Date
1949
Identifier
OR_LaneCounty_TL_RoundBarn_0009
Rights
Educational Use Permitted
Rights Holder
The image is provided here by the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office and the University of Oregon Libraries to facilitate scholarship, research, and teaching. For other uses, contact the State Historic Preservation Office. Please credit photographer and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office when using this image.
Source
Ellen Mooney, Terra Wheeler. Photos by Ellen Mooney. "Triangle Lake Round Barn National Register Nomination." (2016)
Type
Image
Format
image/tiff
Set
Building Oregon
Primary Set
Building Oregon
Institution
University of Oregon