“Barns tell an important story about the history of agriculture in the Granite State. My heart is lifted each time I see one that is being renovated.”
—Shawn Jasper, Commissioner of the N.H. Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food, former owner of a poultry farm in Hudson, N.H.
“John Porter is surely the most recognized scholar of farm buildings in the Northeast and he shares his wealth of knowledge on the construction, usage, and now, the protection and re-purposing of these vital resources.”
—Steve Taylor, former N.H. Commissioner of Agriculture, Markets & Food, agricultural historian, dairy farmer in Meriden, N.H.
“This updated and expanded new edition of Preserving Old Barns will inspire and inform old barn fans everywhere. The popular first edition spurred property owners and communities to rehabilitate and care for these architectural wonders —treasured icons of our heritage and working landscape.”
—Lorraine Merrill, former N.H. Commissioner of Agriculture, Markets & Food, writer, and co-owner of a dairy farm in Stratham, N.H.
“A must-read reference book for barn owners and barn lovers.”
—Stephen Bedard, Bedard Preservation & Restoration, LLC; Gilmanton, N.H.