Do you know of an outstanding barn in your region? If so, drop us a line and get it nominated for the annual Friends of Ohio Barns “Barn of the Year Award”. The deadline for entries is March 31st.
Nominations will be judged in three categories this year: agricultural use, adaptive re-use (non-agricultural) and stewardship. Some of the criteria we use to select barns are:
Agricultural Use: original intent and current use, generational history, current condition and barn repairs.
Adaptive re-use: history of barn and present day use, completed restoration work, aesthetics, significance and exposure to the community.
Stewardship award: restored barns that don’t meet criteria above, but serve a family function such as storage, entertainment structure or not readily accessible to public.
Nominations should include photos, the current owners’ name, location of the barn, current use of the barn, history of the barn including the age and builder if known, and information on repairs and who made them, if known.
7591 Perry Rd, Delaware, Ohio 43015.
The awards will be presented at the Ohio Barn Conference.