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Location DB > United States > California > Santa Rosa > Fountaingrove Round Barn
Fountaingrove Round Barn
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created by Valdyr on 11/3/2013 9:14 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 12/31/2020 5:37 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
The barn was restored in 1984, but doesn't seem to be actively maintained. It's an easy walk from many of the hotels nearby, and there were quite a few other people checking it out while I was there; the location appears to be open to anyone who wants to check it out (however, the barn itself is locked.)
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Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
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Fountaingrove Pkwy & Round Barn Blvd
Santa Rosa, California
United States
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Built: 1898
Closed: 0
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The Fountaingrove area was first settled by Thomas Lake Harris. Harris purchased 1400 acres of land for a mere $21,000 and established his commune in 1875. Most of its settlers were followers of Harris's Brotherhood of the New Life and moved with Harris from their previous colony at Brocton, New York.
Destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in 2017.

A number of buildings were erected including a winery which produced 70,000 gallons of wine, about 90 percent of the wine in Sonoma County at the time. The Round Barn was built in 1899 and is the landmark for the Fountaingrove Ranch. It was built by John Clark Lindsay, a contractor from Napa who settled in the area in 1898. Lindsay was hired to build the barn by Kanaya Nagasawa who came to Sonoma County with Harris. Nagasawa Kanaye (1852-1934) was Harris's California lieutenant who acted as developer and manager of the community's 2,000 acres (8 km2) of vineyards near Santa Rosa. He also succeeded Harris and acted as leader of the brotherhood until 1934.

The Round Barn is actually a 16-sided building approximately 70 feet in diameter and almost 60 feet high that originally housed the horses used in the vineyards.
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Not demo'd - Burned in the Tubb's Fire
Wed, Dec 30th, 2020
posted by FastEddy

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October 2013
Sun, Nov 3rd, 2013
posted by Valdyr
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This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 12/31/2020 5:38 PM.

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  • on Dec 31 20 at 17:38, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 31 20 at 17:37, Emperor Wang changed the following: History
  • on Dec 30 20 at 8:18, FastEddy updated a story
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  • on Mar 7 19 at 20:40, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Mar 6 19 at 22:39, Valdyr changed the following: History, Status
  • on May 23 14 at 0:25, Steed validated this location
  • on Nov 3 13 at 21:35, Valdyr updated the main picture
  • on Nov 3 13 at 21:34, Valdyr made this location available
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