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Dating Barns in Holland Township, New Jersey with Dendrochronology (Part 3)

Posted by on Jun 24, 2018 in Agricultural Architecture, barn education, Barn Preservation, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on Dating Barns in Holland Township, New Jersey with Dendrochronology (Part 3)

By Carla Cielo, Architectural Historian, Historic Preservation Consultant, Designer, and longtime NBA member.  Two articles on this dendrochronology project have been previously published in the Barn Journal. Check out both stories: Part 1 & Part 2! (The Historic Preservation Commission of Holland Township, New Jersey, hired ‘Oxford Tree Ring Dating’ 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 of this kind would answer questions related to ethnic settlement...

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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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Help NBA get the Barn Question back in the Ag Census!

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Ag Census, Barn Preservation, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on Help NBA get the Barn Question back in the Ag Census!

Dear Barn Preservationist: The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is soliciting suggestions for changes to the Census of Agriculture. All submissions are time sensitive and must be received no later than September 30, 2014.  Please help the NBA by lobbying the USDA using the following link to their public comment form!  Each Comment Form asks for a name, address, email address and your affiliation.  Please feel free to note an affiliation with the National Barn Alliance to show your support for historic...

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New Indiana Barn Foundation Hard at Work!

Posted by on Jul 5, 2014 in barn education, Barn Preservation, The Barn Journal | 5 comments

A passionate and motivated group of Hooisers have been working hard to establish a barn organization for the state of Indiana in recent months – and what great success they have had in such a short period of time.  The first annual meeting of the Indiana Barn Foundation is coming up on July 12th and the group can already boast of supporting barn preservation legislation!  Last month, members of the organization were in Indianapolis to witness Governor Pence sign Bill 1046–a law that allows for a property tax deduction on historic barns in Indiana.  Way to go Hoosiers and...

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