The Keene New York Barn is in desperate need of repair and with enough interest, it can be saved!At the intersection of Routes 73 and 9 in Keene, New York, you will pass an old Keene Barn that has quite noticeably seen its share of Adirondack weather.
With its sagging roof and weathered red paint, set in an overgrown field with a backdrop of evergreens and mountains, this old Keene Barn is a photographer’s dream. In fact, Adirondack photographer, Carl Heilman II was one of the first ones backing the rescue of this old barn.
A Picture may say a thousand words, and this barn certainly has a story or two to tell. Recently a campaign on Facebook has started in order to save this historic masterpiece. The page is used to share pictures and memories of the barn and express to the public how extraordinary this barn is.
One Facebook user says, “I love this barn, it is a landmark to me.” And then goes on to say “…we always point out the barn on our way through Keene Valley. ‘What a beautiful picture’ we always say.”
Many other users express their desire to save the barn by posting all sorts of pictures to this Facebook page. These pictures really capture the essence of how quaint this barn really is.
The barn is currently on state property so supporters would need the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) permission to use private funds to restore the barn. Although there is no set plan on how to conserve this barn, with enough interest and support, the effort to move forward will quickly commence.
There has been talk of starting a funding campaign on kickstarter.com, which is a great way to spread the word about this barn while simplifying the donation process.
This historic landmark is in desperate need of repair. Keep checking this Facebook page to see how you can help!
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