Randy Nash: "History of Barn Building in NY State"

Date:  Wednesday,  August 20th 2003

Place: The Tracy Barn, home of Linda and Mike Marsden,
         8938 Tracy Rd., between Pompey Hollow and Oran
         Delphi Roads, south of Route 20

Time:  7:00  Barns will be open for viewing.

         7:30  Randy begins his program.

                Bill Casey, of Fabius, will follow with slides of
                  Barns in Fabius


The barn is a common artifact that everyone is familiar with. We drive to the country to view them; they are favorite subjects for photographers and painters.
Randy will give us the background knowledge to look at them in a different way.
We will be better able to identify the age and era of a barn and also the use of the barn, as the history of the barn is "written in the fabric of the building.*
                                                                                            *Randy Nash

Randy Nash is well known in the state for his knowledge of New York State barns. He has been studying and preserving barns in New York for 25 years. He is the owner of New York State Barn Co Inc. and has personally worked on over 150 buildings. He has lectured throughout the State on the history and development of barns for 15 years and has also taught a barn history course at University College for 7 years. He is founding member of the Traditional Timberframers Research and Advisory Group (TTRAG); a group dedicated to the study and preservation of 18th and 19th century timber frame structures.

Randy is a native of Pompey and lifelong resident of New York State. He lives with his family in a Dutch barn converted into an energy efficient home in Cazenovia.

posted by:

Bill Casey, President
Fabius Historical Society
PO Box 36
Apulia Station, NY 13020
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