Sunday, November 21, 2010

Historic Barns of Vermont

Historic Barns of Vermont

Top> Robillard Flats Barn, Irasburg. Hay Barn, Vergennes. Robinson Barn, W. Woodstock.
Bottom> Monitor Barn, Greensboro. Round Barn Farm, Morrisville.  Ranz Barn, Breensboro.

Photo: Alois Mayer

This is postmarked in 2010 with a 28 cent stamp.

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From Historic Vermont (dot) org:


Vermont's agricultural buildings are an important part of our working landscape. The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation has had a 50/50 matching grants program to assist owners of historic agricultural buildings (barns, corn cribs, sheds, grist mills, etc.) since 1991. These can be in private ownership. Up to $10,000 can be awarded to assist the restoration and repair of these endangered buildings. This program encourages the continued use of farm buildings for agricultural use. Eligible work includes restoration and repair of roofs, structure, windows, foundations and other important components of historic agricultural buildings.

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How wonderful!  I think it is great that these old barns are kept up and restored instead of being torn down.  Bravo to the state of Vermont!

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