Historic Barns Disappearing

A 2007 agricultural census found 33,762 barns in Ohio, but commentator Alan Miller says that those barns are quickly disappearing, ravaged by neglect or picked apart for salvage. Miller says something must be done to save this heritage.

Miller realizes that without investment, these barns will go away, so he's advocating the structures be reused.

He points to the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Barn Again program, which shows how barns can "be modified and adapted for modern farming while also preserving their historic character."

"So why should we care whether Ohio loses a few hundred barns or even a few thousand?

They are the iconic landmarks of a significant segment of Ohio history - and modern industry."

Full Story: Our barns deserve to be saved or reused


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