National and State Register

Anderson Barn

Weld County

The 1913 barn is an excellent example of a gambrel-roofed barn using plain-faced ornamental concrete block for its lower level.  Ornamental concrete block was a popular construction material in the first three decades of the 20th century and was often formed with hand-operated machines on site. 

A black and white photo of the barn with gambrel roof.

Anderson Barn

This concrete foundation formed a strong base on which to erect the roof trusses for the complex gambrel roof.  The transformation of the lower level from its original dairy operation to a horse barn resulted in the loss of some interior materials.  However, the original concrete floor and center passage remain, as does the large hayloft.