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Adams County barn preservation project registers 200th structure

Written by Lillian Reed/Hanover Evening Sun | Oct 22, 2015 12:14 PM
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An old barn on Cline's Church Road is the 200th barn to be registered with the Historic Gettysburg Adams County's barn preservation project and grant program. (Shane Dunlap -- The Evening Sun)

(Gettysburg) -- An old barn on Cline's Church Road became the 200th barn to be registered with the Historic Gettysburg Adams County's barn preservation project and grant program.

The project's goal is to preserve historical barns by adding them to a countywide registry and awarding grants funds to owners who need financial help in preserving the archetypes of good old-fashioned American architecture.

The state has contributed $5,000 toward the project so far, said project chairman Curt Musselman.

Musselman and other officials with the project noted tiny details of the barn that they hope may shed clues on when it may have been built and what might have been stored in the structure when it was in use.

Musselman helped to designate 2015 as the year of the Pennsylvania barn through a resolution adopted by state legislators on April 13. The resolution, which was introduced by state Rep. Dan Moul, is part of a small effort among preservation groups to maintain the agricultural character of rural landscapes in the state.

There are an estimated 1,500 barns in Adams County. The project seeks to raise awareness about the historical significance of the barn and preserve them for future generations.

Read more about the project.


This article comes to us through a partnership between the Evening Sun and WITF.

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