City Barn, Sanford, ME c. 1800

This project concerns a piece of land in which McDougal Orchards bought a piece of land across the street form their property from the city in which housed two very old and dis-repaired barns. These barns had various uses but a significant time was spent when the city used them for their own farm where people of lower means could come and work in exchange for food. The larger barn was deemed to be too far gone so it was taken down by salvagers. We took down the smaller barn this past spring, tagging and documenting the parts to reconstruct it in the fall. The takedown was done with help from the Building Trades program and Sanford Regional Technical Center. The reconstruction on a new foundation is set for this fall, so stay tuned . . . .