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Historic Preservation & Archaeology > Learn About Topics > Buildings & Bridges > Architectural Styles > Midwest 3-Portal Barn Style Midwest 3-Portal Barn Style

Midwest 3-Portal Barn Style
A Midwest 3-Portal Barn
Rush County, IN


The Midwest 3-portal barns have three aisles that extend through the barn, parallel to the roof ridge. Large hay hoods are typical features of the 3-portal barns which are used for hay storage and for feeding livestock.