Adaptive Use in Slaterville – Carriage Barn Saved from Demolition
A turn-of-the-century carriage barn in Slaterville Springs was disassembled last week and moved about one mile to its new location. The barn was already hanging over Six Mile Creek and needed to be moved to allow the creek to be widened, a joint project of the Town of Caroline Watershed Committee and Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation.
HI board member Molly Adams, who also sits on the Watershed Committee, alerted staff to the threat to the barn, a timber-frame structure with board-and-batten siding and original details, including sliding door hardware with a patent date of 1902. HI’s Preservation Services Coordinator Kristen Olson made a plea at the April meeting of the Ithaca Green Building Alliance for someone to step forward and purchase the building. Craig Modisher, a local builder, moved the barn to his homestead, where he plans to reassemble it for use as a workshop.