Tyden Farm No. 6

Tyden Farm No. 6 in Dougherty is featured in a documentary, "The Barn Raisers."

DOUGHERTY — “The Barn Raisers,” a historical documentary film about barns in the upper Midwest, will include Tyden Farm No. 6 of rural Dougherty.

The 80-minute movie, produced by award winning and Emmy nominated Fourth Wall Films, will premiere at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Putnam Museum in Davenport. Copies of the film will be for sale.

The Barley House Band will kick off the evening with a short concert in the Grand Lobby at 5:45 p.m. Admission is $8.50.

The film examines barns through the lens of architecture. It was produced by Tammy Rundle and directed by her husband, Kelly Rundle.

"What do barn settings, styles, methods and materials tell us about the people who built them, the life they lived and the role these vanishing country cathedrals played in the settling and building of a growing nation?” Kelly Rundle asked.

Barns were constructed by farmer/craftsmen, professional builders who traveled from job to job and even architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, according to Rundle.

Tyden Farm No. 6, owned by Ted and Judy Pitzenberger, is one of Emil Tyden’s original farms in North Central Iowa. The massive barn was erected in 1936 by the Swedish immigrant and has been restored and maintained by the Pitzenbergers. It is open to the public for tours by reservation.

The tour also includes a summer kitchen, water silo, grain storage, extensive gardens and a museum.

For information on events at Tyden Farm No. 6, like the page on Facebook.


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