Our friends at Heritage Restorations are in the business of finding and moving historic barns—as far as from here to China. They found this one in the Ontario, Canada area, and sent a sample of its wood for testing. As best they could tell, this thing was originally built back in the 1870’s. Heritage Restorations disassembled it, cleaned it up, and shipped it all the way to Waco.
The whole family and the film crew were there bright and early on the morning of April 29, 2016 to help kick off the raising of the barn. The boys got to try lifting this giant wooden mallet to hammer wooden pegs into place on the beams, and Chip, along with the help of about 20 men, raised the first bent into place.
It was so fun to see the barn go up, and I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out. This unique piece of history will be a permanent structure on our grounds, which seem to be constantly growing and changing!
|Originally Built||circa 1870|
|in Mt. Elgin, Ontario, Canada|
|Now Restored In||Magnolia Market, Waco, TX|
|Dimensions||35 x 60|
|2100 sq. ft.|