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Barn 3, Anna Dean Farm, Barberton, Ohio. The Anna-Dean farm was the work of American industrialist O.C. Barber who wanted to build a super-farm for the scientific study of agriculture.
[Barns] must provide adequate shelter for the animals both from storm and from excessive sunlight from extremes of heat and cold. Furthermore it should contribute to the greatest extent possible to the comfort of the animals in those little details which are responsible for the difference between profitable growth and performance and mere existence. This means the prevention of drafts, the favorable location of windows, the comfortable flooring of stalls and stanchions, provisions for abundant pure water at all times, and so on. it is in respect of the many little refinements of this kind that so many barns just failed to cross the line that separates excellence for mediocrity. – Barber 1920
At nearly 800 feet long, 40 feet wide, three stories in height throughout both wings, and five stories where they joined, this barn was the largest and most impressive structure on the Anna Dean farm. The barn was used to house the Anna Dean cattle, but also included living space for the milkers and stable men.