Nearly quarter million dollars in grants awarded to Vermont farms by Historic Preservation

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Nearly quarter million dollars in grants awarded to Vermont farms by Historic Preservation

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 9:32am -- tim

State grants totaling $222,424 to help restore and repair historic barns have been awarded to more than a dozen Vermont farms today at the Statehouse.
The state Division for Historic Preservation and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation today announced matching grant awards to 16 recipients at a Vermont State House ceremony.  Projects awarded funding are located in ten counties throughout Vermont.
Agricultural buildings, both historic and contemporary, provide a visual record of rural life in Vermont over the past two hundred plus years and represent Vermontâ s agricultural heritage to current and future generations.  The preservation of our historic agricultural buildings not only protects Vermontâ s architectural legacy, it also generates jobs, supports independent businesses, increases civic participation, and bolsters  a communityâ s sense of place while also enhancing the experience of visitors to our state interested in enjoying the beauty displayed in the heritage of our built environment.
â We know that Vermontâ s farms are important not only to our past, but also critical to our current and future agricultural renaissance,’said Gov. Peter Shumlin.  â Protecting these historic barns ensures that we honor our past as we look to the future.  The efforts of this yearâ s grant recipients to preserve their barns demonstrates their commitment to a vibrant Vermont economy.â
Grant projects range from roof replacements to foundation, frame and cupola repairs.  Almost 40 applications were submitted this year.
â As we have for the many years this program has been active, we received a variety of excellent applications from across the state,’ said State Historic Preservation Officer Giovanna Peebles of the Division for Historic Preservation.  â Vermont is fortunate to have so many people who are committed to preserving their historic barns for future generations.â
Established in 1991, the state-funded grant program annually awards matching grants for building improvement projects that promote the public enjoyment of Vermontâ s agricultural heritage.  Properties must be listed on or be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places in Vermont.
For more information, visit www.historicvermont.org.
2012 Historic Barn Preservation Grant Recipients
 

County

Town

Project

Brief Description

Caledonia

Barnet

Joes Brook Farm

Repair roof, frame, flooring, siding; replace windows and doors

Rutland

Brandon

Cedar Rail Farm

Repair frame

Washington

Calais

Adamant Hills Farm

Repair frame

Orange

Corinth

Hutchinson Farm

Repair posts, piers, foundation and sill

Orleans

Craftsbury

Rainbow  Farm

Repair cupola

Windham

Dummerston

Leonard Farm

Repair frame; replace roof and foundation; improve drainage

Grand Isle

Isle LaMotte

Jarvis Barn

Replace roof

Lamoille

Morristown

Crystal Spring Farm

Repair foundation, frame and windows

Washington

Moretown

Bliss Ridge

Replace roof

Addison

Orwell

Brookside Stock Farm

Repair foundation, frame, roof and siding; improve drainage

Franklin

Sheldon

Kittell Farm

Repair frame, roof and cupola; replace windows and siding

Grand Isle

South Hero

Hambaloney Acres

Repair roof, frame and foundation; improve drainage

Franklin

Swanton

Garrett Barn

Repair roof, frame and floor; replace foundation, windows and doors

Orange

Tunbridge

Another Button Farm

Repair frame and foundation; replace roof, windows and doors

Windham

Williamsville

Young Family Farm

Replace roof

Windham

Wilmington

Wellman Farm

Replace roof; improve drainage