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Historic Preservation Month: Samuel Whiteside Family House and Barn Tour

The theme of 2022's Historic Preservation Month in Benton County is "More Than Ever, This Place Matters."

Samuel Whiteside Family House and Barn Tour - Tour of the Samuel Whiteside 1880s house and 1901 Skipton barn. We'll go over the basic history of the structures and farm outbuildings, discussing the plan for their restoration, preservation and adaptive re-use. In the case of the Skipton barn, when is your building too far gone to save? We'll discuss how to determine the pros and cons of saving such a barn, what options one could consider in salvaging, re-using or re-building. We will not be able to go inside these structures as they are very unstable but we can see inside to the barn and move around and discuss structural issues, ideas on how to best preserve the history and character of these vernacular structures that were a part of early Benton County settler history. Guide: Autumn Peterson.

For more information about Historic Preservation Month, visit the Benton County webpage, and our blog post.


Benton County Courthouse in downtown Corvallis
Starts: May 27, 2022

Ends: May 27, 2022

Time: 5pm

Admission: Free

Location: Bellfountain Road
6154 Bellfountain Road, Corvallis, OR 97333

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