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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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Good Stewardship: Farmland Conservation & Barn Preservation Go Hand-in-Hand!

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Barn Preservation, Farmland Conservation, Featured Barn, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on Good Stewardship: Farmland Conservation & Barn Preservation Go Hand-in-Hand!

This month’s post comes to us from dedicated members of The Franklin Trust (FLT) out of western Massachusetts — “a non-profit organization that assists farmers and other landowners who want to protect their land from unwanted development.”  The NBA is pleased to the growing interest in land conservation as it relates to saving resources of all sorts — including the historic built environment!   The people of Plainfield and of Western Massachusetts are privileged to have had the historic 107-acre Guyette Farm donated to the Franklin Land Trust. Under the...

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Bucks’ Barns are Back!

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in barn education, Barn Preservation, Barn Tour, Conferences, Featured Barn | Comments Off on Bucks’ Barns are Back!

This post comes to us from our Vice President, Jeffrey Marshall – a man that wears a number of hats!  Marshall is also the current President of the Historic Barn and Farm Foundation of Pennsylvania and President of the Heritage Conservancy, a non-profit organization that advocates for saving much of Bucks County, PA’s historic and natural resources.  This post highlights Jeff’s latest work to gather lovers of historic barns and timber-framing construction together to marvel at some of the nation’s earliest surviving agricultural buildings.  We sure hope you can join...

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How Unique is the Squire-Hennes Barn?

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in barn education, Featured Barn | 4 comments

Long-time NBA member, Mona Hennes has put extraordinary energy and effort into researching this beautiful and unique barn that holds a special place in her family history. And the publication she has put together is testament to her diligence!  Mona was kind enough to share her masterpiece with us and allow the NBA to reprint a portion of it here.  A larger and more detailed article will be featured in the upcoming issue of our printed newsletter, The Barn Door. Mona is very interested in this barn type and its construction methods, and is eager to identify others like it.  If you know of...

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