The is reportedly planning to relocate and restore a historic barn on White Plains Road that had been .
According to a report in the CT Post, the department will be taking apart the “English bank” barn beam by beam and will rebuild it in Trumbull’s . The barn will likely need a new foundation and exterior, but the post and beam frame will be rebuilt as is, the report states.
A member of the Parks & Recreation Department reportedly had the Town’s Demolition Review Committee check out the barn last year to see if it would be worth saving, after he learned had planned to tear it down to make way for a new parking lot.
Once the barn is rebuilt the plans to use it for community and educational events, according to the report. It will join another 1800s-era barn in Abraham Nichols Park that the Parks Department had restored years ago.
According to the report, Trumbull has 17 historic barns registered with the Historic Barns of Connecticut, a project of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. The town may have dozens more, according to the report, which are yet to be documented.