Heritage Barn Grants Available

Calf Creek Barn, Adams County - 1923The Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications to request funding through the Heritage Barn Rehabilitation Grant Program are now available. Part of the state’s Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative established in 2007, the grant program assists with rehabilitation projects designed to stabilize and preserve designated Heritage Barns across the state.

Since the program’s inception, Heritage Barn Grant funding has provided assistance to 46 Heritage Barns throughout Washington. “This program is made possible because of the tremendous dedication and passion owners have for their historic barns,” states Jerri Honeyford, Chair of the Barn Advisory Committee that oversees the initiative. “Washington’s agricultural heritage is a rich component of our state’s history and we applaud those who continue to serve as stewards of these remarkable structures.”

Rehabilitation grants are awarded through a competitive application process: in three funding rounds, the Barn Advisory Committee has reviewed over two hundred anf fourty grant applications. Criteria for funding include, but are not limited to, the historical significance of the barn, urgency of needed repairs, and provision for long-term preservation. Priority is given to barns that remain in agricultural use.

The Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative has achieved the objectives of saving historic barns while raising awareness and educating the public about the role agriculture continues to play in terms of economic development and heritage tourism,” noted Dr. Allyson Brooks, director of the State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation.  “Washington State now boasts over 500 designated Heritage Barns spread across all 39 counties statewide, and our agency looks forward to building on the success of the program in the coming biennium.”

Historic agricultural structures listed in the Heritage Barn Register, the Washington Heritage Register, or the National Register of Historic Places, are eligible to receive grant funds.  To be eligible for listing in the Heritage Barn Register, barns must be over 50 years old and retain a significant degree of historic integrity. All nomination/application materials related to the Heritage Barn Register and the Heritage Barn Rehabilitation Grant Program can be downloaded hereAll funds have been allocated for the 2013-15 biennium.  Barn owners with questions about the program are encouraged to contact Chris Moore at (206) 624-9449 or via email at cmoore@preservewa.org.

Only designated Heritage Barns, or barns listed in the Washington Heritage Register or the National Register of Historic Places are eligible to apply for grant funds.  The next deadline for barn owners interested in nominating their barn to the Heritage Barn Register is February 6, 2015.

The following barns have received grants through the Heritage Barn Grant Program:

Heritage Barn Grant Recipients: 07-09 Biennium

Garfield County
Van Vogt Family Farm
Island County
Sherhill Vista Farms, LLC
Island County
Hall Family Farm
   
Kittitas County
Blue Heron Farm
Klickitat County
Crocker Ranch
Lewis County
Boistfort Valley Farm
   
Lincoln County
Straub Farm
Okanogan County
Olson Long Ranch
Pacific County
Parpala Farm
   
Pend Oreille County
La Porte Farm
Skagit County
J4 Ranch LLC
Skagit County
Prevedell Farm
   
Snohomish County
Jackknife Ranch
Spokane County
Hutton Settlement
Thurston County
Erickson Family Farm
   
Whitman County
Cook Family Farm
Yakima County
LaFramboise Farm
Yakima County
Herke Hop Kiln
   
  
Yakima County
O.J. Gendron Ranch
  

 

Heritage Barn Grant Recipients: 09-11 Biennium

Adams County
Bar U Ranch Co.
Adams County
Calf Creek Ranch
Clark County
Heisen Farm
   
Clark County
Landcaster Farm
Island County
Ebey Road Farm
Kittitas County
NW Improvement Co. Barn
   
San Juan County
Higgins Farm
Skagit County
Andrew Johnson Farm
Skagit County
Wiseman Farm 
   
Snohomish County
Howard Weiser Farm
Walla Walla County
Reser Centennial Barn
Whitman County
Heidenreich Dairy
   
  
Whitman County
Old Bush Place
  

 

Heritage Barn Grant Recipients: 11-13 Biennium

Adams County
Krause Barn
Clark County
Grinnell Road Farm
Chelan County
Boning's Dairy Farm
   
Island County
Willowood Farm
Klickitat County
Doubletree Ranch
Lewis County
Frederick Roth Barn
   
Skagit County
Elmer Axelson Farm
Skagit County
Hedlin Farms
Snohomish County
Bernhard Walther Farm
   
Spokane County
George Clark Barn
Stevens County
 Sherwood Creek Farm
Wahkiakum County
Nutter Barn
   
Yakima County
Kerby Ranch

Heritage Barn Grant Recipients: 13-15 Biennium

Benton County
Kendall Dairy
Clallam County
Henry Frost Farm
Clark County
Hilltop Farm
   
Columbia County
Old Starr Farm
Douglas County
Happy Home Farm
King County
Fisher Dairy Farm
King County
Serres Farm
Kittitas County
Barnhart Farm
Klickitat County
Broadfork Farm
Pierce County
Johnson Farm
San Juan County
Gallanger Farm
San Juan County
Valley View Farm
Skagit County
Benson Farm
Skagit County
Otto Larson Barn
Snohomish County
Emerald Glen Farm
Snohomish County
James McCaulley Farm
Spokane County
Koch Farm
Walla Walla County
Eiffert Farm
Walla Walla County
Epstein Farm
Yakima County
Newman Farm

Dec
21
2014