Save a Historic Outbuilding

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Would you love to own a real 1690 Post-Medieval house? A historic square, round, or octagonal barn? Or a grist mill or granary barn? The Architectural Salvage Network offers the unique opportunity to own a significant historic building that has been dismantled (with every part documented and labeled) and ready to be reconstructed by one of their network of 189 experienced re-constructors. The buildings have been saved from demolition, but need a new home to become viable and whole again. If you don’t need a whole house, the collection of smaller outbuildings from corn cribs to summer kitchens might be the perfect accessory for your property.

As it says on the site, These old buildings are endangered because they either find themselves permanently in the wrong place or they cannot find their way into supporting current human needs in the 21st century. They are eventually facing the permanent solution of the landfill. With your good Stewardship, old buildings can often be saved and moved and live again for another 200 years.”

For more information go to and consider adopting a neglected building. Also check out their collection of elements that work perfectly in yards and gardens. 
Posted on March 18, 2010 11:30 pm

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