The barn is born again!




The barn that Neil Manson dismantled in Knowlton's Landing in 2010 and resurrected on Fisher Road in Austin had its official inauguration on Saturday, September 8. Louise Abbott has been following the progress of this project in video, and she showed eleven minutes of excerpts from her documentary in progress. She hired a colleague, Vito DeFilippo, to videotape the inauguration so that she could enjoy the event. But she still assisted Vito from time to time with the shotgun microphone. Louise took the photo above in the fall of 2010 when Neil Manson was just starting to put up the timber frame.  Niels Jensen took the photos below during the inauguration. The barn will be used as a reception hall for weddings and other special events. Hats off to Neil Manson for this remarkable feat of restoration!