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A shape of roof in which each side has two pitches. Barns with gambrel roofs are not Dutch barns. The reason for this confusion is that early Dutch houses from the 1700’s into the mid 1800’s in New Jersey and New York had gambrel roofs, but their barns never did. Gambrel-roofed barns were a later barn form (beginning c. 1870) that allowed for more mow space for hay storage.

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