Mount Holly Receives State Barn Preservation Grants
Governor Peter Shumlin announced that the Vermont Advisory Council on Historic Preservation awarded preservation grants to two historic barns in the Town of Mount Holly: an 1830 barn located at the Asphar Farm on Belmont Road, and an 1850 barn located at the White Silo Farm on Stanley Lane.
“These matching grants are highly competitive,” said Annette Lynch, president of the Mount Holly Barn Preservation Association. “Our town is fortunate to have owners who are dedicated to preserving their barns, often pulling them back from near-collapse.” To qualify, buildings must be listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The maximum amount for each grant is $15,000, with many recipients spending more than the required match. The Mount Holly Barn Preservation Association has assisted barn owners with evaluation, grant writing and management, contracts and loans from its revolving loan fund for the last ten years.