Animal Housing

Refers broadly to the class of agricultural structures that provide shelter for livestock. Two general types of animal shelters may be distinguished: the multipurpose type, a single-story building with clear-span roof construction, useful for feed storage and machinery, as well as for livestock; and the specific type, designed for a particular type of animal.

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Go Historic ID
2435
Names
animal housing
animal houses
animal housing facilities
animal shelters
livestock buildings
housing, animal
dierenbehuizingen Dutch
dierenbehuizing Dutch
instalación para animales Spanish

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Refers broadly to the class of agricultural structures that provide shelter for livestock. Two general types of animal shelters may be distinguished: the multipurpose type, a single-story building with clear-span roof construction, useful for feed storage and machinery, as well as for livestock; and the specific type, designed for a particular type of animal. For structures built by animals, such as nests, see "animal architecture."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300004963. The J. Paul Getty Trust.