Photo 112-KKNE-11

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The two round corn cribs on the left were featured in "A Barn Sampler: Rural Architecture in Kane County". This booklet was a 1977 study prepared for Kane County Urban Development by the graduate students of Landscape Planning at the Illinois Institute of Technology. During an era of intense urban sprawl, the study was designed for awareness of the "beauty and historical importance of our farms." In his introductory letter to the citizens of the county, Kane County Board Chairman Philip B. Elfstrom noted "It is my hope that Kane County will be in the forefront not only in efforts to preserve farmland, but also farm structures."

The corn crib on the right appears to still be standing today. It is the older of the two, appearing in a 1939 aerial photo. The smaller crib was constructed sometime between then and 1953, based on later aerial photos.

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