Barn restoration talk this weekend


— People with old buildings and barns are invited to the Mad Creek Barn this weekend to learn about reconstruction of historic buildings.
Historic Routt County, the U.S Forest Service and the city of Steamboat Springs are sponsoring a two-day seminar on historic restoring Saturday and Sunday.
"This seminar is put on for locals to learn about these structures," Forest Service archeologist Sue Struthers said.
Bill Irvine, who specializes in restoring historic barns, will give a hands-on lesson at the Mad Creek Barn, north of Steamboat Springs on County Road 129.
Many local people have old buildings and barns on their property that need rebuilding, Struthers said. The seminar is an opportunity for them to learn how to do it using the same style from the era when the structure was built.
It's also a chance to receive information on how property owners can receive financial help restoring their old buildings from the Colorado Historic Society, Struthers said.
The seminar is free and will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Transportation to the Mad Creek Barn will be provided. Those interested are asked to call Historic Routt County at 871-6305.

Doug Crowl


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