Thayer Barn, located on Main Street toward the South end of town, is part of a housing development scheduled to begin in 2016. The barn was built in the 1930’s and has suffered from age and weather. It was recently designated one of the five “Most Endangered Properties 2014 – Washington State” by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation. Video of Thayer Barn
Time is the biggest threat, and so before the rains come this fall, DFA plans to clean up the site, inside and out, and stabilize this wonderful treasure. After the brush is cleared, the perimeter will be graded and graveled, for safety and machinery. The upper story will be stabilized with a collar of 2x4s attached to the outside and steel cables inside. The upper story floor will be reinforced with steel beams under and plywood sheets covering the surface. The clean-up portion will be done with community volunteers, and is being proposed as a Rotary Club of Duvall service project. In the following years additional phases will address first the exterior and then interior renovation to the goal of our own Community Art Center.
You can help! Visit our GoFundMe page today! http://www.gofundme.com/ThayerBarn