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May 12

Historic barn renovation?


Barn restoration? We are looking for a contractor to help us shore up an historic barn in northwest Indiana. Any recommendations. ? near Valparaiso. Arianeanddavid@mac.com

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  • Gary Kaufman
    3 days ago

    Added a new metal roof last year and then had major structural work done this past week. Replaced the center beam support columns and footings. Also replaced the entire north side wall footing/foundation and related support columns and lower wall framing. Thanks to Kurt Gardner and Paul Hayden for your advice regarding what needed to be done. The work was very quickly and professionally done by Marvin Schwartz Construction - (260) 414-2897
  • derekleemay
    May 25

    We recently purchased an old historic property in Attica IN in September 2018 with an old, beautiful 1910 Monitor Style barn. Strong winds came through two nights ago and collapsed the barn. We‘re deeply saddened as we were preparing for renovations to use the barn as a wedding venue. We want to restore the barn to its former glory, but it’s extremely difficult to find someone that still builds the mortise and tenon style, and financially we’re not even sure if it’s possible for us to do so . Any thoughts, suggestions, ideas?!
  • aminkone
    Jan 12

    We are unclear as to how old this barn is, records for the property go before 1900. This barn is posing a dilemma for us, we don’t know wether to reuse to timbers for a new structure or try and salvage it... it’s falling down in the center, it’s dangerous for us to do the tear down or even repairs. I’ve called a few places but companies only want to remove it and the wood. We don’t want to do that... any help is appreciated!! idealy if salvageable we would love to convert the upper part into an art studio and the lower for a few animals and storage. please advise! Thanks! Amy