• July 1, 2013 - July 31, 2013

History: The Hannah Barker House is one of the oldest buildings in Boulder, CO. The Boulder County News reported in 1875 that “the building will be an ornament to any street and add another to the beautiful homes building in that desirable part of town.” Hannah Connell Barker and her husband Ezra K. Barker purchased the house in 1877, but Ezra died in 1883, leaving Hannah with his landholdings and wealth. For more than 40 years, Hannah Barker occupied the house and served as a community leader in a time when women’s contributions were often unrecognized and lost to historical record.

Over the last several decades, the house has fallen into disrepair. Your help was needed to save this important historic landmark and tell the story of Hannah Barker, one of Boulder’s most influential pioneer women!

Scope of Work: As part of a larger, multi-phased project to stabilize the building, the HistoriCorps team rehabilitated the building’s front porcDSCN9462h. Volunteers learned to:

• Evaluate and repair or replace joists under porch floor
• Replace porch rafters
• Repoint brickwork
• Remove existing layers of roofing and install new shingle roof
• Restore original wood columns, arches, and decorative features

 

Check out the article on the longtime restoration project at Hannah Barker House, that references HistoriCorps: http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_29336120/boulders-hannah-barker-house-revived

Location

Venue:  

Address:
800 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, Colorado, 80202, United States