Cornerstone Barn Honored
with the 2020 HGAC Barn Preservation
Baer and Kathleen Reilly are the proud owners of the Cornerstone Barn, at the 7 Sky Farm on Crooked Creek Road in Franklin
Township, and they are being honored by HGAC with the 2020 Barn Preservation Award for the tremendous job that they did of
restoring their late 19th century barn.
barn had different owners when it was surveyed on July 17, 2015 by a team led by Kendra Debany and was noted as number 185
on the HGAC Barn Registry. The barn is a standard Pennsylvania barn measuring 71 feet long by 45 feet deep, including an 8
foot forebay. Parry and Kathleen purchased the barn in 2017 and between August and October of 2019, they undertook extensive
repairs and restoration of their barn with the help of the Stone Ridge Construction company. Their goal was to make the barn
look more like the original barn and to add some tasteful, useful accents. The roof was coming off, so replacing that was
the first order of business along with removing and replacing any rotten beams. Then new siding was added and the vents, windows
and doors were replaced. Three working, vented cupolas and two pent roofs were then put onto the barn.