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Like an inverted ship's hull, the barn's gambrel roof is a distinctive feature.  The old barn will be unveiled to the public during the Thurman Fall Farm Tour on Saturday.  Photo:  Nettle Meadow Farm
Like an inverted ship's hull, the barn's gambrel roof is a distinctive feature. The old barn will be unveiled to the public during the Thurman Fall Farm Tour on Saturday. Photo: Nettle Meadow Farm

Warren county barn gets a facelift

One of Warren county's oldest barns will be open to the public this weekend after years of restoration work. The century-old barn near Thurman was state-of-the-art for livestock and hay storage when it was built in 1903. But, Nettle Meadow farm's historic barn nearly crumbled during Hurricane Irene two years ago. Todd Moe talks with the current owners and others who worked to transform it from a sagging structure to standing tall once again.  Go to full article

Saving New York's Historic Barns

Some of New York's oldest barns are getting facelifts this summer. The first round of grants under the two-million dollar State Barns Restoration and Preservation Program were handed out in June. Todd Moe visited a Canton family's 1820 English threshing barn slated for restoration.  Go to full article

A Barn-raising in Upper Jay

In the North Country, barns are as much a part of the landscape as mountains and rivers. These days, most new barns are built quickly with steel frames and sheet-metal siding. But some landowners are taking a little more time, using methods and materials passed down over hundreds of years. Brian Mann traveled recently to a traditional barn-raising in Upper Jay.  Go to full article

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