Awards of Excellence:
Horace & Rosemond Lamborn Farmstead North Barn

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Location Class:
Built: 1890 | Year Saved: 2011
Historic Designation: National Register of Historic Places (October 6, 2011)
Contributor: Kansas Preservation Alliance

Established in 1877, the Horace & Rosemond Lamborn Farmstead started as a subsistence farm and later evolved to meet changing agricultural needs. The property has remained in the Lamborn family and continues to function as a working farmstead.
Horace Greeley Lamborn purchased a 108-acre farm in Delaware Township in 1877, although no buildings remain from that period. By 2009, the farmstead’s North Barn, built circa 1890, was in danger of complete collapse with portions of the west elevation already giving way and the roof and foundation needing substantial repair. Work on the North Barn, completed in 2011, included the restoration of the foundation, exterior envelope, windows, hay door, barn doors, floors, walls and stalls. The hay loft was restored and prepared for the future uses such as barn dances and special events with the addition of a guard wall around the access stair and a new exterior exit stair.

Federal and state historic preservation tax credits were utilized to fund this project.

The project team included Hernly Associates, Natural Breeze Remodeling, Richardson Engineering Service, B-Rocks Inc. and Midwest Cypress Products.

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