It sat on an acreage for nearly a century, and now it will hopefully stand for another at the Cuming County Fairgrounds in West Point.
A hip-roof barn wheeled into West Point last Tuesday from the place where it was constructed some 17 miles south and west of West Point many decades ago.
In what many current Cuming County Fair board members call the final big project for the fairgrounds, this barn will rest just to the west of the current metal building which houses the antique tractors on the fairgrounds.
While the barn survived the nearly 18-mile trek to Neligh Park, it was not placed on the concrete slab poured for its final resting point.
As current fair board President Pat Schlickbernd put it, there is a bit of sealing that needs to be done to the barn before it is moved to the concrete slab. Since the barn will be standing relatively close to the tractor museum, much of the work on the east side will need to be completed before it can be set in its final resting place.
Roeber Construction of West Point will be doing the work to the barn. This includes removing the green shaded tin that is on it and replacing it with new tin.
When completed, it will be a red barn with white roof and white trim.
The work will be extensive inside and out, but board members hope to have the barn ready by next year’s county fair. Somewhere in the mix, they hope to have a fund-raiser barn dance.
As to what the uses of the barn will actually be, no concrete decision has been made. The board said they are open to outside input.
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