Late in the summer of 2009, one of the HGAC barn preservation
project barn survey teams was working in the vacinity of Gurnsey when we documented and added the 100th barn to the Adams
County Barn Registry.
The barn belongs to
Cassandra and Bill Pulig, it dates to 1820-1830 and is a wonderful example of an extended Pennsylvania barn with double outshed
What is most heartening is that
the barn is full of sheep, horses, and chickens, it is well maintained and is not threatened by neglect or development.
Of the 114 barns that
have been added to the registry, we only know of one barn that has been destroyed by fire.
On the other hand, what we have seen month after month is owners who have put a special effort into
keeping their barn painted, sided, pointed, repaired and just all around maintained.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the barn owners, listed below, who have invited HGAC
to survey their barns and include them in the barn registry.
we especially want to thank all of you who have made an effort to use and take care of your barns.
You are helping to protect and preserve a very important part of Adams County's
cultural heritage for the enjoyment and benefit of all of us.