The Logan Roundhouse - aka Stewart's Folly is likely the oddest structure in the small Ohio town of Logan. The design, lacking in flat surfaces or corner, has a very low wind resistance. Concrete walls further enhance the durability to withstand extreme weather such as tornadoes or hurricanes. This building was to be a prototype for others along coastlines and Tornado Alley.

The shell construction began in 1971 and was completed in 1973. The walls are 8 inches thick at the base, and 5 inches thick in the walls. Two floors, a basement with garage, and a porch were constructed. The house was never completed, or was it ever wired for electricity.

Today it stands empty. The property is posted as "No Trespassing" - but the building can be viewed from the road easily. There is a parking area across the street that is perfect for stopping at.

coordinates : 39°32'50.04"N 82°26'14.16"W
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  1. Formwork // Wednesday, April 22, 2009 7:32:00 AM  

    Wow, I wonder how they formed and poured the concrete.

  2. Anonymous // Sunday, May 03, 2009 4:00:00 PM  

    I live near here- sadly there's not much to see any more. The building is still there but it's impossible to get inside. It is pretty much collapsed and filled with junk.

  3. Chris // Friday, May 15, 2009 3:29:00 AM  

    Didn't Chuck Norris live here?????