Preserving Old Barns

Preserving Old Barns is a wonderful resource for barn owners to assess, care for, and celebrate their special structures. This illustrated full-color second edition features over two hundred pictures, one hundred pages of new information from author John Porter, and barn preservation techniques from timber framer Arron Sturgis. It provides a practical understanding of the history, function, and preservation of old barns.

"John Porter is surely the most recognized scholar of farm buildings in the Northeast and he shares his wealth of knowledge on the construction, usage, and now, the protection and repurposing of these vital resources."
-Steve Taylor, former New Hampshire Commissioner of Agriculture, Markets, & Food; agricultural historian; dairy farmer 

"A must-read reference book for barn owners and barn lovers."
-Stephen Bedard, Bedard Preservation & Restoration, LLC (Gilmanton, NH)


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