Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 84003021
Historic Name KIMMELL BARN
Description of Significance THE KIMMELL BARN IS A THREE LEVEL GERMAN BANK BARN BUILT IN 1906 OF NATIVE SANDSTONE. IT HAS FOUR ARCHED DOORWAYS. THE HAND-CHISELED STONE IS STILL INTACT. MUCH OF THE ORIGINAL LUMBER FOR THE BUILDING CAME FROM THE 1904 WORLD FAIR IN ST. LOUIS. THE BUILDER OF THE BARN, MR. KIMMELL, BOUGHT THE USED LUMBER AND HAD IT SHIPPED TO OKLAHOMA TERRITORY. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 1/30/1984.
Current Name FREESE BARN
Address NW OF CITY
City COVINGTON VICINITY
County GARFIELD
Lot
Block
Current Section 20
Township 22N
Range 3W
Type BUILDING
Historic Function AGRICULTURE / SUBSISTENCE: ANIMAL FACILITY: BARN
Current Function AGRICULTURE / SUBSISTENCE: ANIMAL FACILITY: BARN
Area Signficance 1 AGRICULTURE
Area Significance 2 ARCHITECTURE
Date Prepared
Year Built 1906
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder KIMMELL, SAM: BUILDER
Architectural Style OTHER: GERMAN BANK BARN
Roof Material METAL: TIN
Wall Material STONE: SANDSTONE
Window Material WOOD
Door Material WOOD
Decorative Details
Condition GOOD
Comments FIELD DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY;, UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT, ARCO OIL AND GAS COMPANY, N.D.; CARL COKE RISTER, "OIL! THE TITAN OF THE SOUTHWEST", NORMAN: UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS, 1949, P. 139; G.C. CLARK AND C.L. COOPER;KAY, GRANT, GARFIELD, AND NOBLE COUNTIES, OKLAHOMA GEOLOGICAL BULLETIN 40, MARCH 1927, PP. 89-90; INTERVIEW WITH HANNAH LONG, JULY 1985.
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