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1 Barn Preservation in Michigan

2 Michigan Barn Preservation Network Organized in 1995 Organized in 1995 Federal non-profit – 501©3 Federal non-profit – 501©3 Volunteer board of directors with paid membership Volunteer board of directors with paid membership

3 Michigan Barn Preservation Network ….promoting appreciation, preservation and rehabilitation of Michigan barns, farmsteads, and rural communities.

4 MBPN Conference Held during ANR Week at MSU Held during ANR Week at MSU Co-sponsors Co-sponsors –ANR Week –MSU Museum –MSU Extension

5 MBPN Conference Purpose Purpose –to educate about barn preservation

6 MBPN Conference –to provide information and resources

7 MBPN Conference –to promote networking with other barn enthusiasts –to provide support and recognition and recognition for individual efforts for individual efforts

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9 MBPN Newsletter Printed quarterly with support from Michigan Farm Bureau Printed quarterly with support from Michigan Farm Bureau Mailing to over 400 members Mailing to over 400 members Contents: Contents: –Educational articles –Individual success stories –Announcements of workshops –Etc.

10 Educational Workshops Hands-on Hands-on Demonstrations Demonstrations Information Information Supported by MBPN and partners Supported by MBPN and partners

11 Past Workshops Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – 7 Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – 7 Hartland – 5 Hartland – 5 Wolcott Mills –2 Wolcott Mills –2 Weiferich Barn Weiferich Barn Henning Barn Henning Barn Maybury State Park Maybury State Park Gladwin Barn Gladwin Barn Miner Barn Miner Barn Barn Tours Barn Tours

12 Bi-annual Contractors List Contents Contents –Barn Contractors –Consultants –Tips for selection of a contractor contractor –Tax credit information Available on the web site Available on the web site

13 Additional Activities Support for the Michigan Barn and Farmstead Survey project Support for the Michigan Barn and Farmstead Survey project

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15 Additional Activities, cont Support for the Michigan Week Youth Photo Contest Support for the Michigan Week Youth Photo Contest Support for the state tax credit legislation Support for the state tax credit legislation Supported Governors Land Use Council with a position statement Supported Governors Land Use Council with a position statement Supported individual quests to save barns from zoning ordinances and increased taxes Supported individual quests to save barns from zoning ordinances and increased taxes

16 Additional Activities, cont Send representatives to annual meeting of the National Barn Alliance Send representatives to annual meeting of the National Barn Alliance Support representative at the annual conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Support representative at the annual conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Numerous presentations and programs by board members Numerous presentations and programs by board members

17 Whats next? Begin strategic planning process Begin strategic planning process Increase membership and general awareness Increase membership and general awareness Establish an endowed fund for preservation efforts Establish an endowed fund for preservation efforts

18 What can you do? Barn owners Barn owners –Take advantage of state and federal tax credits –Invest own money to save the barn –Advocate and promote for barn preservation –Obtain historic designation –Document structures and their history

19 Resources State Historic Preservation Office State Historic Preservation Office

20 National Barn Alliance Incorporated in 2006 Incorporated in 2006 Nine (9) board members representing 7 Nine (9) board members representing 7 states states –Virginia- Wisconsin –Ohio- Iowa –New York- Michigan –Illinois

21 NBA Annual Meetings Annual Meetings –Chicago –Michigan, 2006 –New York, 2007 –Pennsylvania, 2008

22 Why save barns? Endangered historic building type Endangered historic building type Materials and workmanship are irreplaceable Materials and workmanship are irreplaceable The structure reflects the evolvement of agricultural practices The structure reflects the evolvement of agricultural practices Scenic landmarks Scenic landmarks Important icon of rural landscape Important icon of rural landscape They have value! They have value!

23 Stone Cottage Gardens Gladwin, Michigan Owners: Dave & Mary Moore Owners: Dave & Mary Moore Barn built around 1918 Barn built around 1918 Currently used for perennial flower business Currently used for perennial flower business

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31 Treasurers Forever AuGres, Michigan Owners: Chris & Debbie Boensch Owners: Chris & Debbie Boensch Barn built in 1920s Barn built in 1920s Currently used as a retail furniture and accessory business Currently used as a retail furniture and accessory business

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41 Southern Exposure Herb Farm Battle Creek Owner: Curtis Whitaker Owner: Curtis Whitaker Barn was moved Barn was moved Currently used as part of retail business and for luncheons & dinners Currently used as part of retail business and for luncheons & dinners

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47 Sullivan Dairy Barn Battle Creek, MI Owners: partnership Owners: partnership Built in 1922 Built in 1922 Currently used for multiple businesses Currently used for multiple businesses

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53 Hayward Barn House Mattawan, Michigan Owners: Russ and Angie Hayward Owners: Russ and Angie Hayward Barn built in 1930s Barn built in 1930s Home for 13 children Home for 13 children

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59 Vincent Barn House Grand Ledge, Michigan Current owners: Cris and Traci Vincent Current owners: Cris and Traci Vincent Tim Lea was owner and contractor Tim Lea was owner and contractor

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67 Glenn Miller Farm Ann Arbor

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76 Dana Traub Barn

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82 Ramon Waltz Farm Original barn built in 1874 Addition in 1922 doubled size

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86 Adams Market

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92 Dars Barn Dar Howard, Remus, Michigan

93 Norm Bullock Home Elba Township

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95 Montcalm Community College Barn Theater

96 Additional Examples Wisconsin Adaptive Reuse Summaries:


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