Starting with the continuing saga of the Joseph Poffenberger barn on the northernmost end of the battlefield. The restoration of this barn has been underway for a year now and the progress is remarkable in both the scope of conservation as well as the skill of the park personnel involved in the undertaking. (click here for deep background)
New siding has been placed over the new upright timbers outside the cattle stalls on the lower level.
Repair crews from the Maintenance Division got in to action immediately to first, stabilize the structure, and then begin the process of repair.
First the roofing gets stripped off, and then key timbers are cut, and then...
I was able to hear the Crash! from the visitor center parking lot.
The wreckage was carted away and it became the turn for that little concrete block shed to yield to battlefield preservation.
Presto! As the remainder of wreckage is removed and the turf heals...
visitors will have this park-like view of the historic barn walls as well as the strategic Hauser Ridge beyond.