South Dakotan Roundbarn – Gettysburg, SD – Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

When I first started my round barn project I would take a photo, print it, mat it and add it to the folio. I have a hard time taking 3 or more before I get away. I just got back from SD, Minn, Iowa, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. This is one of the photos I took in SD. The barn in all its majesty sits on a gravel road. It appears to be getting old and worn out. I would love to live across from it and watch it as it ages. Perhaps I am getting goofy in my old age  but what the hell. cheers bob

© Kisken

© Kisken

This is the Sloat Barn near Gettysburg, SD.  I have a great black and white print of this over my fireplace.  The barn was photographed as part of the book on old South Dakota buildings that was published in the last couple years.  The main author/editor was Jay D. Vogt, State Historic Preservation Officer, for South Dakota.

At one time, the owner wanted to jack it up and move it to town to have an antique business in but thankfully that didn’t happen but it sits in the middle of nowhere.

Take care,

Joy Sears
Restoration Specialist

Oregon State Historic Preservation Office
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C
Salem OR 97301

Phone 503-986-0688
Fax 503-986-0794


2 responses to “South Dakotan Roundbarn – Gettysburg, SD – Bob Kisken

  1. Bob- What a beautiful shot. I love the blues and greens. We are starting our crosscountry trip next week. Eight weeks in an RV hitting the National Parks and visiting sites of interest. Any tips for our northern route? Best, Frank

  2. Bob – Nice shot of an historic barn.

    The roof looks like a giant tin helmet.