Horse Barn

Horse Barn

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This horse barn is the facility that most will recognize as the Iowa State Horse Barn. It is an architectural gem constructed of clay tile. The roof is gambrel style with turned up eaves. The roof is outfitted with handsome metal ventilators with lightning rods. The roof includes numerous gabled and shed dormers that accommodate ventilation windows and haymow doors. Proudfoot, Bird and Souers of Des Moines served as the architectural firm. The two wings designed to house animals were built in 1923. The center wing designed by Proudfoot, Souers and Rawson of Des Moines was constructed by E. B. Castle in 1926. This addition completed the U-shape design. The interior of the building is largely original in both design and material. Numerous box stalls, tie stalls (some with original wood block floors), and group-housing stalls are included along with feed storage, office, and student rooms. The haymow covers the entire building. The center wing, originally built in 1926 to house machinery, is currently used for that purpose and also accommodates a breeding stall area and a room for an equine treadmill. This model was completed by Sean Taylor-Davies. #Horse_Barn
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