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Heritage Barn Preservation Project

Lets have an event to preserve this barn, what do you say?


The Smithshyre is blessed to have a historic barn that dates to the 1930’s. We had it registered as a Heritage Barn (2016) which is the first step in preservation.

Heritage barn @ The Smithshyre


The barn needs about $30,000 in work to remain standing. We were invited to apply for a Heritage Barn Initiative Grant. The Washington Historical Trust administers these grants on behalf of The Washington Dept. of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

These are highly completive grants. The grantee must match dollar for dollar.

Gratefully in-kind donations of time, material and equipment count towards the matching dollars.

To save this barn we will need our whole community to help!

Needed In-Kind Equipment: Scaffolding, harnesses, static line, wall jacks, bucket truck, ect.
Needed In-Kind Materials: dimensional lumber, siding, cement, Sonotube, ect.
Needed In-Kind Labor: carpentry, electrician, concrete worker, laborer,

Fundraising:
We offer sponsorship and marketing packages:
$500 cash or in-kind sponsorship: Logo and link on our web page. Recognition at the barn preservation celebration event (Fall 2018)
$1,000 cash or in-kind sponsorship: Logo and link on our web page & in our newsletter. Weekly social media mentions during the project. Recognition at the barn preservation celebration event (Fall 2018)
$2,000 cash or in-kind sponsorship: Logo and link on our web page & in our newsletter. Weekly social media mentions during the project. Roadside placement of a yard sign or logo banner. Recognition at the barn preservation celebration event (Fall 2018)
$3,000 cash or in-kind sponsorship: Logo and link on our web page & in our newsletter. Weekly social media mentions during the project. Roadside placement of a yard sign or logo banner. Recognition at the barn preservation celebration event (Fall 2018). Your logo on a tasteful permanent placard every barn visitor will see.

Go Fund Me: We have a “Go Fund Me” set up if you would like to donate here is the link.

Would you like to get involved contact us, thank you for the help. thesmithshyre@gmail.com or 360-271-0679

Heritage barn from SW


Project Timeline
The grant application is due May 17th 2018.
April:
Seek in-kind contributions or cash sponsorships.
Work with local contractor (Mike Lambro) and engineer to plan the outlined repairs.
May:
Finalize grant proposal.
Summer:
Make repairs and preserve the barn.
September:
The Smithshyre will host an event to thank sponsors & supporters. We will celebrate the barn’s preservation.

Budget

Description of Work ElementsMaterialLaborTotal
Foundation Repairs400$‎ 2,000$‎ 2,400
Structural Stabilization (replace sills, post & add framing)2000$‎ 9,000$‎ 11,000
Replace flooring as needed2200$‎ 4,500$‎ 6,700
Finish re-roofing1200$‎ 3,000$‎ 4,200
Replace siding as needed1800$‎ 3,500$‎ 5,300
Total$‎ 29,600