This Historic Barn is Looking for a New Home

Oakland County plans to sell a barn that could date back 185 years. But there’s a catch to the sale, the buyer has to move it to another location. The Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission acquired the “Ernst Barn” as part of a 2009 Waterford area property acquisition. Parks Commission Executive Officer, Dan Stencil, says keeping the barn in the county would be ideal. 

Find a location for the barn that it can be repurposed somewhere within the county. Ideally. It will involve some process of disassembly and then re-erection on their property” -Dan Stencil


It’s estimated that the barn had been built around 1830. Stencil says the large structure is a combination of English and Bank style barns. 

Oakland County
Oakland County
Oakland County


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Amy Miller


Amy has been working in public and commercial radio for the last 30 yrs. She is an award winning reporter and news anchor, born and raised in Detroit.   Follow @wdetamy

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