Reviving the Old

posted March 4, 2009

Let’s focus on what we have.

Windmills
The Harden Foundation is restoring a rare 115-year-old windmill and historic mill building. The Challenge Double Header Wind Engine, built in 1892 for Duncan McKinnon, is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering-a mighty windmill that supplied power to operate millstones, a grain elevator, water pump, and a woodworking shop. It is extremely rare and the only known surviving windmill of its kind.

Barns
The Barn Again project of The National Trust for Historic Preservation helps farmers and ranchers find ways to maintain and use historic barns and agricultural buildings as part of modern agricultural production. Created and managed in partnership with Successful Farming magazine, the BARN AGAIN! Program offers publications on technical issues, organizes educational workshops and recognizes good stewardship through an annual Awards Program.

Train Stations
New Look at Old Train Stations – Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Cities Engineer Train Station Revivals – American City & County
Obama Plots Huge Railroad Expansion – Politico