Posts Tagged "barn preservation"

A Barn with Many Questions in the Saucon Valley

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in barn education, Barn Preservation | 2 comments

This is a guest post by Jeff Marshall, NBA Vice  President. The Saucon Valley Conservancy held its annual barn tour on September 15, 2012.  The Saucon alley is located in southeastern Pennsylvania including parts of Bucks, Lehigh and Northampton counties.  This year the focus of the barn tour was twentieth century barns where in the past, 18th and 19th century barns were featured.  The barns included several late versions of Pennsylvania barns as one would expect to see in this region and other examples of gambrel roof barns that are typically seen in other sections of the...

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Fall is a Perfect Time for a Drive to See Barns!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in barn education, Barn Preservation, Events, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on Fall is a Perfect Time for a Drive to See Barns!

  Perfect time to enjoy the cooler weather, beautiful colors, and wonderful barns! Tours are being held all over the country from the fast-paced city of LA to laid-back Mackinac Island. Visit our events page to find a barn tour near you. So grab your camera and go exploring the country...

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Thinking about moving a barn?

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 in Barn Preservation, The Barn Journal | 10 comments

Guest post by member, Charles Bultman. He is an architect in Ann Arbor, Michigan who has been saving and adapting old, unwanted, barns into new uses; including homes, offices and retail spaces.  The scene is easily conjured; a barn in a field, quietly marking time. It’s a picture that lingers. Few things are as simple as an old barn. But that simplicity evaporates when we consider their future? There are about 660,000 historic barns left in the United States. And while that may sound like a lot, at the peak  of farming in America, around 1910, there were 6 million farms. If each farm...

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Secretariat’s Virginia Roots: The Meadow Farm Auctioned [Updated]

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Barn Preservation, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on Secretariat’s Virginia Roots: The Meadow Farm Auctioned [Updated]

Recently listed on Preservation Virginia’s Most Endangered Historic List of 2012, The Meadow Farm, was auctioned on May 22nd. Birthplace of the 1973 Triple Crown-winner Secretariat, the 331 acres that remains of The Meadow is situated within Caroline County, Virginia, just east of Interstate 95. Nearly 34 years after the Chenery family sold the farm, it is now threatened by the development pressures that accompany any property near an Interstate exit. But it is perhaps more at risk from those who do not know its rich, yet humble history. The barns are currently located within the...

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Welcome New Board Members!

Posted by on Jun 3, 2012 in barn education, Barn Preservation, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on Welcome New Board Members!

National Barn Alliance held their Annual Meeting on Sunday, June 3. The purpose of the meeting was to review progress made toward the mission of the organization. Charles Leik, outgoing President, spoke to the progress since the 2007 Albany, NY meeting that the NBA: – Hosted five spring conferences for general attendance and five winter Board meetings. – Conducted ten or eleven monthly conference calls annually. – Participated in five National Trust for Historic Preservation conferences – Received approximately $60,000 in grants from four sources, – Initiated the...

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