Barn Preservation in Michigan Michigan Barn Preservation Network

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Barn Preservation in Michigan

Barn Preservation in Michigan

Michigan Barn Preservation Network n Organized n Federal in 1995 non-profit – 501© 3

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

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

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

MBPN Conference n Held during ANR Week at MSU n Co-sponsors – – –

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

MBPN Conference n Purpose – to educate about barn preservation

MBPN Conference n Purpose – to educate about barn preservation

MBPN Conference – to provide information and resources

MBPN Conference – to provide information and resources

MBPN Conference – to promote networking with other barn enthusiasts – to provide support

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

MBPN Newsletter n Printed quarterly with support from Michigan Farm Bureau n Mailing to

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

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

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

Past Workshops n n n n n Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – 7

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

Bi-annual Contractors List n Contents – – – Barn Contractors Consultants Tips for selection

Bi-annual Contractors List n Contents – – – Barn Contractors Consultants Tips for selection of a contractor – Tax credit information n Available on the web site www. mibarn. net

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

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

Additional Activities, con’t n Support for the Michigan Week Youth Photo Contest n Support

Additional Activities, con’t n Support for the Michigan Week Youth Photo Contest n Support for the state tax credit legislation n Supported Governor’s Land Use Council with a position statement n Supported individual quests to save barns from zoning ordinances and increased taxes

Additional Activities, con’t n Send representatives to annual meeting of the National Barn Alliance

Additional Activities, con’t n Send representatives to annual meeting of the National Barn Alliance n Support representative at the annual conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation n Numerous presentations and programs by board members

What’s next? n Begin strategic planning process n Increase membership and general awareness n

What’s next? n Begin strategic planning process n Increase membership and general awareness n Establish an endowed fund for preservation efforts

What can you do? n Barn owners – Take advantage of state and federal

What can you do? n 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

Resources n www. mibarn. net n www. wmich. edu/tillers/home n State Historic Preservation Office

Resources n www. mibarn. net n www. wmich. edu/tillers/home n State Historic Preservation Office www. michigan. gov/hal 517 -373 -1630

National Barn Alliance n Incorporated in 2006 n Nine (9) board members representing 7

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

NBA n Annual Meetings – Chicago – Michigan, 2006 – New York, 2007 –

NBA n Annual Meetings – Chicago – Michigan, 2006 – New York, 2007 – Pennsylvania, 2008 www. barnalliance. org

Why save barns? n Endangered historic building type n Materials and workmanship are irreplaceable

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

Stone Cottage Gardens Gladwin, Michigan n Owners: Dave & Mary Moore n Barn built

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

Treasurers Forever Au. Gres, Michigan n Owners: Chris & Debbie Boensch n Barn built

Treasurers Forever Au. Gres, Michigan n Owners: Chris & Debbie Boensch n Barn built in 1920’s n Currently used as a retail furniture and accessory business

Southern Exposure Herb Farm Battle Creek n Owner: Curtis Whitaker n Barn was moved

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

Sullivan Dairy Barn Battle Creek, MI n Owners: partnership n Built in 1922 n

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

Hayward Barn House Mattawan, Michigan n Owners: n Barn Russ and Angie Hayward built

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

Vincent Barn House Grand Ledge, Michigan n Current owners: Cris and Traci Vincent n

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

Glenn Miller Farm Ann Arbor

Glenn Miller Farm Ann Arbor

Three Cedars Farm

Three Cedars Farm

Dana Traub Barn

Dana Traub Barn

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

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

Adams Market

Adams Market

Grass Lake Church

Grass Lake Church

Dar’s Barn Dar Howard, Remus, Michigan

Dar’s Barn Dar Howard, Remus, Michigan

Norm Bullock Home Elba Township

Norm Bullock Home Elba Township

Montcalm Community College Barn Theater

Montcalm Community College Barn Theater

Additional Examples Wisconsin Adaptive Reuse Summaries: www. uwex. edu/lgc/barns/pdf/adaptive. pdf

Additional Examples Wisconsin Adaptive Reuse Summaries: www. uwex. edu/lgc/barns/pdf/adaptive. pdf