Posts by danae

Renovating the Little Red Barn

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Barn Preservation, Events, Featured Barn | Comments Off on Renovating the Little Red Barn

This guest post comes to us from one determined barn owner in Allen County, Indiana, and mirrors many of the renovation stories we at the NBA hear regularly, but Jessica Erpelding has the grit and grace to see through her efforts to legally and legitimately open an event barn for weddings and other gatherings–more importantly, to share the ups and downs she has faced along the way. To learn more about Jessica’s efforts to save this barn and share it with her community, click here!  Also, please note that we at the NBA know that not every old barn can be converted into assembly...

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Saving the Iconic Dairy Barn at Buhlow Lake

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in Agricultural Architecture, Barn Preservation, Featured Barn, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on Saving the Iconic Dairy Barn at Buhlow Lake

If you follow the NBA on Facebook, you might be familiar with the colossal effort being put forth since the Fall of 2014 to Save the Dairy Barn at Buhlow Lake (including the work of a high school student who made fundraising to save the barn her senior class project!). Over the past couple of years, we have watched support for rehabilitating this barn blossom – in part because they are taking the right steps to physically maintain it, but also because they have rallied their community behind the long-term goal to preserve this iconic barn.   Though there is never enough money to save...

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Artist Documents Diversity in Barns of Indiana

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Agricultural Architecture, Barn Art, barn education, Barn Preservation | Comments Off on Artist Documents Diversity in Barns of Indiana

Excerpts of this story come to us from our partners in barn preservation at the Indiana Barn Foundation and details the work of a long-time NBA member and barn advocate, painter Gwen Gutwein.  Over the years, Gwen has graciously allowed the NBA to add interest to a number of articles and social media posts with beautiful paintings.  Therefore it gives us great pleasure to share her story and talent with barn lovers the world over! **Copyright Gwen Gutwein and HERITAGE BARNS. Any reproduction of these images without written permission of the content creator is prohibited.**  In December...

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The Heart of the Barn

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Agricultural Architecture, barn education, Barn Preservation | Comments Off on The Heart of the Barn

This guest post comes to us from Daniel Dibner, one of the masterminds (or shoudl we say angels?!?) behind “Hay Trolley Heaven.”  To learn more, visit www.haytrolleyheaven.com!   “The Heart of the Barn” is what hay unloaders or hay trolleys have come to be called for well over a 100 years. I am sure that the readers of the Barn Alliance are quite familiar with these iron wonders, as many still are found directly overhead in the older barns. These remarkable pieces of early barn equipment greatly influenced the majority of the barn designs that we see from the 1870’s...

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Dating Barns in Holland Township, NJ with Dendrochronology, Part 2

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Agricultural Architecture, barn education, Barn Preservation | Comments Off on Dating Barns in Holland Township, NJ with Dendrochronology, Part 2

Dating Barns in Holland Township, New Jersey with Dendrochronology Part 2 – The Results by Carla Cielo, Architectural Historian, Historic Preservation Consultant, Designer This is the second article that Ms. Cielo has written on the subject of dendrochronology in Holland Township, NJ.  Read the first one by clicking here! The Historic Preservation Commission of Holland Township, New Jersey, hired Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory to date nine barns with dendrochrolology. This study has been funded in part with grants provided by the New Jersey Historical Commission. It was hoped that a study...

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