Project Partner: Historic Boulder, Inc. and the Colorado State Historic Fund
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!
• 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
- July 1, 2013 - July 31, 2013