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The restored outbuildings are in place and the iconic Star Barn is ready to rise again during a barn-raising festival July 2 through 4 at its new home next to Ironstone Ranch in Lancaster County.
The restored outbuildings are in place and the iconic Star Barn is ready to rise again during a barn-raising festival July 2 through 4 at its new home next to Ironstone Ranch in Lancaster County. - (Photo / )
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The restored outbuildings are in place and the iconic Star Barn is ready to rise again during a barn-raising festival July 2 through 4 at its new home next to Ironstone Ranch in Lancaster County. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) The foundation is being readied. The opportunity to participate in traditional barn-raising activities is open to the public - (Photo / Amy Spangler) The Gothic Revival-style structures built in 1877 were a touchstone to drivers on Route 283 in Dauphin County. After earlier attempts to save the historic buildings fell through, a Lancaster County couple purchased the barn and associated buildings and moved them to their 275-acre horse ranch and event venue in West Donegal Township. - (Photo / Submitted) Purchased by David and Tierney Abel, owners of DAS Companies Inc. in 2014, the historic buildings were dismantled beginning in fall 2015. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) Lancaster County-based B&D Builders and Illinois-based Trillium Dell Timberworks are spearheading the disassembly, restoration and reassembly of the Star Barn complex. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) A worker dismantles the Star Barn in Lower Swatara Township in June 2016. The structure is being reconstructed in Lancaster County. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) The Star Barn project has attracted craftsmen from across country. Jordan Finch, owner of Virginia-based Finch Woodworks, included his nine-year old son in the experience. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) A substantial amount of the timber in the 140-year-old structure was suitable for reuse in reconstructing the barn. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) The components were meticulously labeled during dismantling of the barn. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) The hog barn is reflected in the pond at the Star Barn's original site in Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) The restored hog barn is for historic display and viewing purposes only. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) The original chicken coop required supports as it fell into disrepair at the original location. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) The restored chicken coop is for historical display and viewing purposes only. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) The Abels are striving to retain the intricate detail and character of the original buildings. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) Project manager Mike Kleinhans points out original detail retained in the restoration of the chicken coop. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) The carriage house and corn crib was the last main structure to be disassembled in 2016 and transported to Lancaster County. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) The restored carriage house and corn crib features the original star-shaped louver. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) The restored carriage house and corn crib is for historic display and viewing purposes only. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) The Lake Liberty Spring House Suite is new construction and will offer overnight accommodations. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) The loafing shed, to the left of the hog barn, is new construction recreating a building that once stood at the original Star Barn property. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) A loafing shed purpose is to provide shelter for livestock. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) The buildings' illuminated eaves create a dramatic nighttime effect. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) An employee of Dauphin County-based Haldeman Bros. Masonry cuts stone at the new Star Barn venue. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) A cold cellar is being recreated at the base of the Star Barn. It will serve as a meeting space, and during weddings, a special room for the groomsmen. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) Star Barn owners Tierney and David Abel stroll through a wooded area adjacent to the complex. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) The wooded area, named Reflective Oaks, features a "Stations of the Cross" path. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) Proceeds from the Ironstone Ranch event venues benefit Brittany's Hope, a nonprofit founded by the Abels. It provides aid and assistance for adoptions of special needs children from around the world. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) This rendering provides an overview of the completed Star Barn project. - (Photo / Submitted)

 

An iconic Central Pennsylvania barn was on the cusp of dilapidation. A local businessman saved it.

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