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2020 House Preservation Award Recipients

Historic Gettysburg Adams County (HGAC) has recognized two homes with its 2020 House Preservation Awards. The swards are given in recognition for efforts to preserve, restore and maintain historic homes in Adams County.

The awards were the 144th and 145th presented by HGAC.

Patrick and Linda Spellman of Littlestown were recognized for the Shoemaker House built in 1820. The house is constructed of log with a brick veneer. It has been beautifully restored and retains most of the original architectural featurs.

"Shaker Ridge," owned by Joel and Cindy Hertz of Aspers, was also recognized. It is an 1855 reconstructed log home. Most of the work was done by the owners themsevles, including handmade cabinetry, flooring and all interior trim.

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Shoemaker House

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"Shaker Ridge"

Cornerstone Barn Honored with
2020 HGAC Barn Preservation Award

Parry Baer and Kathleen Reilly are the proud owners of the Cornerstone Barn, at the 7 Sky Farm on Crooked Creek Road in Franklin Township, and they are being honored by HGAC with the 2020 Barn Preservation Award for the tremendous job that they did of restoring their late 19th century barn.

The barn had different owners when it was surveyed on July 17, 2015 by a team led by Kendra Debany and was noted as number 185 on the HGAC Barn Registry.


The barn is a standard Pennsylvania barn measuring 71 feet long by 45 feet deep, including an 8 foot forebay. Parry and Kathleen purchased the barn in 2017 and between August and October of 2019, they undertook extensive repairs and restoration of their barn with the help of the Stone Ridge Construction company.


Their goal was to make the barn look more like the original barn and to add some tasteful, useful accents. The roof was coming off, so replacing that was the first order of business along with removing and replacing any rotten beams. Then new siding was added and the vents, windows and doors were replaced. Three working, vented cupolas and two pent roofs were then put onto the barn.


Cornerstone Barn

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