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Chokio, Minnesota: Ruins of Frank Schott's Stone Barn

Not a stereotypical barn: this one was made of local rocks, and has decayed into a photo-worthy ruin.

Steven County Rd 56, Chokio, MN
From Chokio drive west three miles on Hwy 28. Turn left (south) onto 640th Ave./Steven County Rd 56 (a dirt road). Drive south five miles. You'll see the barn on the left, next to the road.
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Frank Schott Barn Ruins

On a beautiful spring-like day in February I took a drive out to the remains of a really cool barn in western Minnesota. It was built in 1923 out of local stones and cement by Frank Schott, a German immigrant farmer. Its wooden roof collapsed in 1993, but the stone walls remain standing.

[Kris, 03/04/2016]

It looks better without the roof.

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