The Amana Colonies in eastern Iowa are home to many old time barns, stone buildings and churches. When the seven villages entered the 20th century the line between rural and town boundaries blended. This barn is located in Middle Amana not far (just a few blocks) from the former Amana Manufacturing plant which is now owned by Whirlpool.
I photographed the structure this past Sunday during a harsh mid-afternoon sun. Thanks to online photo editing the image comes alive with more visual character. As for the use of this barn back in the day - I'm going to rely on the barn experts to tell me. I think this is a horse barn because of the wide door but maybe it is something else. You tell me.