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Case-Barlow Farm announces Moisture Control Project complete; event Sept. 11

Published: September 11, 2016 12:00 AM
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Hudson - Case-Barlow Farm announced their Moisture Control Project initially funded by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has been completed.

The public is invited to meet representatives from both organizations to view and celebrate the finished work on Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. The farm, located at 1931 Barlow Road in Hudson, is hosting a free open house "Then and Now" Tour that day from 1 to 4 p.m.

Case-Barlow Farm was awarded a Special Projects Grant by DAR in the amount of $4,232 in May 2016 and matched by CBF donors for a total amount of $8,465. DAR funding for this project was made possible through the sponsorship of David Hudson Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, in Hudson.

The need for this project was critical for the structural integrity of the historic farmhouse as the home's original brick foundation was deteriorating which led to plaster and paint damage to the walls on the first floor. Foundation brick walls were cleaned and tuck-pointed where mortar had deteriorated, then the knee wall was backfilled with limestone and secured with a concrete cap. After the basement repairs were addressed, the wall damage in the first floor rooms was patched, sanded, primed and painted.

According to Case-Barlow Farm Trustee Barbara Bos, the generous grant from DAR allowed the repairs to be done before the problems resulted in more costly and extensive repairs in the future.

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The DAR grants program was started in 2010. Funding is awarded to support projects in local communities which promote the organization's mission areas of historic preservation, education and patriotism. Hundreds of grant applications are received each year, making competition high for the funding through the non-profit organization. Interested groups must be sponsored by a local DAR chapter, submit a copy of its public charity 501(c) (3) IRS documentation, and include a narrative describing the need and urgency of the project as well as planned activities and benefits to the community which will result from the grant.

To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit www.DAR.org. For more about applying for a Special Projects Grant from DAR, visit www.dar.org/grants.

For more information about Case-Barlow Farm, call 330-650-0591 or visit www.casebarlowfarm.com. For information about the David Hudson Chapter, contact Registrar Pat Hall at 330-748-4618 or Regent Jane Plank at 330-653-9471 or by email at davidhudsondar@gmail.com.

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