to New Site
finish the public restroom facility and completely refurbish the house. The final step is finishing the barn and creating a useful commons area in the center of the three buildings.
What Needs To Be Done
The Kreger Farmhouse, barn and shed have been donated to the Franklin Historical Society. A group of Villagers have organized the move of the buildings to Franklin's Village Center and have raised more than $350,000 that has been used to relocate the three buildings, build foundations, provide necessary utility connections,
Possible uses for the buildings include:
- Meeting space for community groups
- Informal indoor and outdoor gathering spaces
- Ancillary Village office space
- Museum space
- Educational space
- Adapting the shed as accessible year round toilet facilities
- Large group gathering space (picnics, events)
Each building (house, barn and shed) may have different uses by different organizations.
The goal is to keep the buildings together to maintain their farm-like relationship. This is a great opportunity to enhance the Historic District, provide community gathering spaces and preserve a rare example of the local architectural vernacular of the mid 1800’s all at the same time. Please visit the our online shop to contribute to this effort. Donations are tax deductible.
Contact The Franklin Historical Society:
Ann or Bill Lamott