Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

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Tierney and David Abel_Star Barn_PresPA-Awards


People holding a plaque.

The much-beloved Star Barn and its barnyard of outbuildings was a sorry case of demolition by neglect. Preservation Pennsylvania listed the building on the very first At Risk list in 1992 and funded emergency stabilization work to prevent further deterioration. David and Tierney Abel purchased, moved and rebuilt the barn to serve as an event venue. They received the Chairman’s Award in 2018 for preservation of this iconic building. (Photo credit: Don Giles)

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