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Jensen Barn, All-State Barn Tour

Information from Leroy Jensen, March 2016.

Historic Ringsted, Iowa, barn.

Jens Jensen built this large brick barn near Ringsted in 1936. Leroy Jensen, Clarion, is fourth generation to own the barn. It has a sliding door for putting in hay and a litter carrier for removing manure.

An article in the Farm News describes this barn.    Read the full article here.

Summary - Jens Jensen needed a barn. So he built his large brick barn near Ringsted in 1936. He built his 41-foot-tall clay block barn close to the road, making it a local landmark, as well as a place to house his livestock. Later it was converted to a farrowing barn.

Leroy Jensen, Clarion, is fourth generation to own the barn. He says it has two unique features, a haymow door that slides down for putting in hay, and a litter carrier for removing manure. A litter carrier was on a track and carried manure to the outside, where it could be dumped.

See more about litter carriers at on the Louden History website.

The farm was cited as an Iowa Century Farm in 1991. The barn is now used for storage.

Google Maps shows it here, just east of Ringsted, IA.

Jensen Barn

Jensen Barn

Jensen Barn

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