The Mapelnol Dairy Barn is a 1930′s dairy barn that once was a part of Good Farm, established in the late 1880’s.  It is located on the campus of Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa.  Sadly, the West Des Moines Community School District, in an effort to expand options on the high school’s landlocked property has decided to demolish the barn.  The permit has already been issued.

However, the Friends of the Maplenol Barn would like to see it stay.  This blog is dedicated to that passion.  We hope that you will enjoy what you find here.  Our wish, shared by many in the community and barn fans around the nation,  is that the Maplenol Barn will find itself welcomed, loved, and respected as a foundational community symbol.