Kingen family receives award for historically significant structure


Fourth-generation farmer Gary Kingen displays the "Continued Use Award" for the round red barn built in 1903. Kingen's family has farmed the land from the turn of the century, using the barn continuously. (Jim Mayfield / Daily Reporter)

HANCOCK COUNTY — Hancock County fourth-generation farmer Gary Kingen knew the round barn on the property his family has worked since the turn of the century was a landmark; he just didn’t know it was an award winner.

The Kingen family, as residents and stewards of the land since 1906, and property owner Russell Pulliam received a Central Indiana Preservation Award last week from Indiana Landmarks, a nonprofit group that works to recognize and promote historically significant Hoosier properties and structures.

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