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Iowa DNR Derelict Building Grant

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is taking applications for the 2014 Derelict Building Grant program. The program helps small rural communities to deconstruct or renovate abandoned commercial and public structures. The program emphasizes reuse and recycling of building items, helps improve street appearance and commercial development, and alleviates environmental concerns.

Deadline: February 28

For More Info: Click Here

When I read this blog, and saw the article in today’s Sunday Register, I thought, “Great idea! Let’s do it here.” What do you think? Sherman Hills has historic home tours, Des Moines Historical Society members get into private historic buildings. What would you like to tour in West Des Moines?

The original blog: http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2012/09/22/take-a-ride-with-iowas-rural-history-buffs/

In mid-July, I received a request from the “Barn Lady,” Jan Arnett. Arnett offered her book as a fundraiser for Friends of the Maplenol Barn during the Save the Barn campaign. We’ve still kept in touch even though we didn’t sell her book. She is asking for the story of the barn being saved and moved to be considered for a couple books.
What do you think about this? Is an old barn worth saving? Are you happy that it moved to the church? Does it belong in a book?

Want a photo of the barn? Click the barn below.

Hi, I'm Julia. I wanted to save a barn down the street from my house. It's been moved to a churchyard a couple miles away. Keep up with the barn's story and subscribe to this blog. For more about me, visit my personal blog .
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