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New Pa. bank barn getting an old look

August 01, 2011
  • David Flaud and Stephen Flaud work Monday on roof beams for a new barn being built in a 19th-century style at the home of Frank and Bonnie Damazo on Welty Road in Waynesboro, Pa.
By Chris Tilley/Staff Photographer

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Workers from Flaud Builders of Newburg, Pa., tackled barn construction Monday at Frank and Bonnie Damazo’s Welty Road property in Waynesboro.

Frank Damazo said their home was built around 1812, and the couple wanted the barn to be reminiscent of that era.

“It’s designed to resemble an old, 1800s Pennsylvania bank barn,” he said, saying the design mimics The Star Barn of Middletown, Pa.

The Damazos, who have lived at the property for eight years, demolished a garage where the barn now stands. It will be used for storage.

“We wanted something that would look period appropriate for the house and be functional for us,” Frank Damazo said.

Flaud Builders started the work Monday and created rafters using construction techniques like tenon joints and wooden pegs. They are to return Tuesday to work on the roofing.

The basement level of the barn is 30 feet by 30 feet, while the first floor and hayloft are slightly larger.

— Jennifer Fitch

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