George W. Yount Barn
1 mi. E of US 77, approximately 2.5 mi. N of Winfield, Winfield, Kansas
+37.28034, -96.9868637°16'49" N, 96°59'13" W
Quadrangle map:New Salem
The George W. Yount Barn was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1997 for its local significance in the area of architecture. The 1881 stone barn was constructed about one mile due north of Winfield by Kentucky-native George Yount. Yount used the barn to house livestock and store hay and crops. In 2005, the Yount Barn was heavily damaged in a fire that left only the four exterior walls standing,some in very poor condition. The owners retained as much material as possible and incorporated the ruins into a new structure sometime between 2005 and 2015. While the retention of materials is commendable, the overall loss caused by the fire and the subsequent incorporation of the ruins into a
new structure negatively affects its historic integrity and impairs this resource’s ability to convey its historic significance. The Kansas State Historic Preservation Office requests the property be removed from the National Register of Historic Places. - NRHP Removal Request
Removed from the National Register of Historic Places on December 29, 2015.
- March 7, 2016: Updated by Michael Miller: Updated "NRHP Status", Added "Description" and Imported Photo