The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Barn raisin'

Carriage house replica going up at Patch-Eeten House


July 16, 2020


Ron and Joe Hengeveld install rafters July 14 at the Patch-Eeten House barn.

One of Hartley's oldest residences is getting its first addition in more than 120 years.

A new barn is being built at the historic Patch-Eeten House on First Street Southeast. Construction of the building began late last month after the old barn, which was originally used as a carriage house, was torn down when renovations were deemed cost-prohibitive and unfeasible.

Jeremy Pearson, who's building the barn with Ron Hengeveld, said completion is tentatively set for early August.

"It's been moving along pretty good," he said. "The stairs to the second floor were moved from the center of the b...

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