Historic Evergreen Ridge Stock Farm
Work started on the new roof for the Mare Barn, Winter 2007-2008
A new cupola will reproduce the original
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The Mare barn is getting a new roof. A contractor was hired.
View from the southeast.
View from the south. The old roof covering was removed.
A new cupola will reproduce the original.
Note the new foundation corner-supports.
The West end.
Open the barn doors and look inside.
Looking up thru the loft at the cupola construction.
Early tube & knob electrical wiring. This will not be used.
View from the northeast. Shed & Show Barn in the background, L & R.
Closer view from the northeast.
Let's look thru the loft window.
Some sheathing had to be replaced.
View from the northeast. These 4 photos by Doug Hamilton 01/23/08.
The shingling has started. View from the east.
View from the southeast. The cupola is being enclosed.
View from the southwest.
January 18, 2008 -- News item from 1570 KMCD, Your Hometown Station
by Emily Humble, News Director
Work Progresses on the Maasdam Barns
A piece of Jefferson County history returns to its original state. The Maasdam Barns, located on Highway 1 south of Fairfield, received a HRDP grant to repair the roofs to the historic structures. Dick Reed, Supervisor and of the Maasdam Barns Preservation Committee, says they just started the work a couple of weeks ago.
"We're replacing the shingles on the mare's barn, it's the first one down the lane," Reed says. "They are wood, cedar shingles like the originals. The barn also originally had a wooden cupola on it. Since the buildings are for educational purposes we're trying to restore them back to the original."
Dan Reneker has been working to create a replica of the former cupola that was atop the barn, and Reed says things are staring to look really nice at the site.
"Once we're done with this barn, we'll start working on the others," Reed says. "But it takes a while when you're using volunteers. We've really been helped out a lot by grants, as well as donations from area residents for the project."
Photos by Jeff Fitz-Randolph, Dec 2007, and Doug Hamilton, Jan 23, 2008