Posts Tagged "barn"

The Doncaster Barn or Bayers Barn

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in barn education, Barn Preservation, Featured Barn, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on The Doncaster Barn or Bayers Barn

                A guest post by NBA member, Jill Hotchkiss. The old round barn just outside Twin Bridges, Montana was built in 1882 by Noah Armstrong, one of the lesser known Copper Kings, who was at that time superintendent of the Glendale smelter and discoverer of the Hecla mine in western Montana. Being from Kentucky, Armstrong had a love for horses and horse racing. He purchased the ranch in 1882 calling it the Doncaster Ranch after one of his favorite race horses. He then built a magnificent three-story round barn in which to raise and train race...

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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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Secretariat’s Virginia Roots: The Meadow Farm to be Auctioned on May 22nd

Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Barn Preservation, The Barn Journal | 3 comments

Guest Post by Danae Peckler, Architectural Historian and Board Member of the National Barn Alliance Recently listed on Preservation Virginia’s Most Endangered Historic List of 2012, The Meadow Farm, will be  auctioned off on May 22nd at 2:00pm EST. 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...

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