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Offline Brian_Weekley

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Barns Restorations in Iowa
« on: March 21, 2015, 08:55:31 AM »
Just an interesting short video on barn restorations in Iowa.  Hard to believe that barns in Iowa are disappearing at a rate of 1000 per year.  Having bicycled across Iowa a few years ago, it's a beautiful state.  Very sad to see this happening here and across the country.  Save your barns!

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Re: Barns Restorations in Iowa
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2015, 10:30:13 AM »
When IA farms changed from dairy/beef/pigs/chickens around the mid sixty's and moved to mostly grain, there was no need for a barn. New construction turned out to be large sheds to hold machinery, or hog/turkey/chicken factories where they didn't see the light of day.

No need to have the added expense of keeping a roof on the barn and when the rain leaks in, the structure goes in a hurry. So not hard for me to believe, as Iowans want to keep it looking beautiful.

I contend that if people want to see the old barns saved, they should dig in their pockets and donate a new roof so the rain cannot leak through. That is a huge expense.

But no, they just want to get a grant from our taxpayers (who get fewer every year too) like a grant is just free money falling from the sky.  Save a barn or two, not everyone seen in disrepair.
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