Preserving Old Barns - Preventing The Loss of a Valuable Resource

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Preserving Old Barns - Preventing The Loss of a Valuable Resource

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About The Book

Preserving Old Barns is a wonderful resource for barn owners and barn enthusiasts to assess, care for, and celebrate their special structures. This illustrated, full-color, second edition features over two-hundred pictures, one-hundred pages of new information from author John Porter, and barn preservation techniques from timber framer Arron Sturgis. It provides a practical understanding of the history, function, and preservation of old barns. 

  • An illustrated reference for barn owners to diagnose and repair their buildings

  • Gorgeous full color photography

  • Contributions from Arron Sturgis, Preservation Timber Framing, with detailed drawings showing issues and repair strategies

About The Author

John Porter writes from the vantage point of one who grew up on a dairy farm, working every day in 1850s barns. He spent his career working as a Cooperative Extension Educator, helping people retrofit old barns and build new ones to meet the changing demands of agriculture.

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Advance praise for Preserving Old Barns

“Barns tell an important story about the history of agriculture in the Granite State. My heart is lifted each time I see one that is being renovated.”

—Shawn Jasper, Commissioner of the N.H. Department of Agriculture Markets & Food, former operator of a poultry farm in Hudson, N.H.

 

“John Porter is surely the most recognized scholar of farm buildings in the Northeast and he shares his wealth of knowledge on the construction, usage, and now, the protection and re-purposing of these vital resources.”

—Steve Taylor, former Commissioner of the N.H. Department of Agriculture Markets & Food, dairy farmer, agricultural historian

 

 “This updated and expanded new edition of Preserving Old Barns will inspire and inform old barn fans everywhere. The popular first edition spurred property owners and communities to rehabilitate and care for these architectural wonders—treasured icons of our heritage and working landscape.”

—Lorraine Merrill, former Commissioner of the N.H. Department of Agriculture Markets & Food, writer, and co-owner of a dairy farm in Stratham, N.H.

 

"A must-read reference book for barn owners and barn lovers."

—Stephen Bedard, Bedard Preservation & Restoration, LLC; Gilmanton, N.H.