Basket weaves, no not at all but the roof of The Round Barn, located in Arcadia, Oklahoma on old Route 66.
Perhaps this is most photographed barn in Oklahoma. It is a beautiful barn these days after being refurbished. I remember passing this barn years ago, and it always stood out, even in its dilapidated state.
Many round barns were built across the United States because they had discovered that it required less wood and stone than the usual rectangular barns, and was less costly. The roofs of a round barn are supported by one circular wall, and no columns are need. There is more room for livestock and hay. The loft of the barns have an opening in the center which allows for hay to be dropped into the feeding area below. Midwesterners also learned that high winds and even tornadoes that would pulverize an ordinary barn, and often would glance off a round barn.
The original barn ROUND BARN, in Arcadia, Oklahoma, was built by William Harrison Odor (Big Bill Odor) in 1898, it is written that the locals scoffed at the idea of a round barn, but Odor soaked green lumber in water, and then shaped the rafters to form the exact curve of the roof. The lumber Odor used was Burr Oak, which he soaked the wood for weeks in the closest river in order to bend the boards to form the circular frame of the barn. When it was completed, he used the lower level to store his hay and shelter cattle and mules, while the upper level was used for barn dances and social gatherings.