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Phil Gibson
Nov 19, 2017

Lacy Homestead Farm


I am the 5th generation of the Lacy family living on the homestead farm. This year we were

awarded the Hoosier Homestead, sesquicentennial award. In 1864 Alfred and Caroline Lacy purchased the farm. Our family has contributed to Indiana's agricultural industry for over 150

years. We are located in Henry County, Stony Creek Township. The barn on our farm is the only building that is history to the farm. The original home burned. The home we live in

was built by my great grandfather. Elmer Lacy. We would like to preserve the barn and we

are looking for opportunities to help with the funding of maintaining the structure. There a

numerous memories for me at the Lacy Homestead farm. The barn is an English style barn.

I remember my grandfather milking cows in this barn. He made his living on the 69 acres.

They raise chickens, pigs and milk cows. Grandpa farmed the land to feed the animals. Would

be interested in information on how we could have financial help in repairing the barn.

Thank you,

Linda (Lacy) Gibson

Danielle Bachant-Bell
Dec 6, 2017

Linda, have you checked into the new grant program IBF has launched? We also have IBF volunteers willing to make on-site visits to assist with maitenance and rehabilitation tips. And BTW, even though the original house burned, if the current house was built by your great grandfather it is also a historic part of the farm. In pure historic preservation language any building or structure 50 years old or older can be considered historic. But most importantly, your family is layering its history onto the same farm, something that should be seen as important as the generations progress.

Nov 4


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