Join us in celebrating the completion of the roof on our Bloomfield Barn.

Bloomfield Barn is a contributing structure in the Morris Arboretum’s

listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Its design is

typical of Pennsylvania bank barns of the 18th and 19th centuries.

The Morris dairy herd was kept there providing milk, butter and

cheese for the estate and the community. Wheat, hay and oats harvested

on the property were stored at the barn to feed the dairy, horses and

other livestock.

Preservation efforts are now underway at the historic barn. The first step

of this multi-phase project is the replacement of the roof, which is complete! It is work that is

supported in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum

Commission, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,

and a gift from the CHG Trust. Additional renovations are planned to

preserve the building’s historic integrity, and to repurpose the barn for

programming and educational purposes at the Morris Arboretum.

 

Photo: Cedar roof looks fine with the Winter Aconite (Eranthus hyemalis)