Colt Barn – Longview Farm

This is the fifth post in a multi-part series about Longview Farm in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

An old view of the Colt Barn.

General Info:

  • Built: 1914
  • Modifications?: None known.
  • Disused: After 1934
  • Razed: About 1970
  • Size: 60′ x 50′
  • Location: .  38°53’39.64″N  94°27’23.04″W.  About 1,100 to 1,200 feet southeast of Work Horse Barn complex.
  • Listed on NRHP?: No

Location of Colt Barn (34). See the "Map" entry for what other items mean.

Function and Features

The Colt barn was used to house colts until nearly all the horses were sold in 1934. It is unclear what happened to the barn for years afterwards. It was torn down around 1970, so HABS has very little information about the barn.

The center of the barn has the typical barn shape, but the outside edges are flanked by what appears to be about half a dozen stalls on each side. It also looks like each stall has a door to the outside.

Today

The location is under a lot of water.

Photo Credits

Anderson Photography Co., HABS, 1920’s.
Map excerpt comes from a map prepared by Darl Rastorfer, 1978 and edited by me.

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