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Recycled barn

Wooden 1800s barn embarking in pieces on journey to new home

A cherry picker is used to help a crew dismantle a 19th century barn on Wallins Corners Road in the town of Amsterdam on Wednesday.
A cherry picker is used to help a crew dismantle a 19th century barn on Wallins Corners Road in the town of Amsterdam on Wednesday.
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John Dolmas and Joe Polizzi leaned against their truck early Tuesday morning, smoking cigarettes and drinking coffee from a battered Thermos. “They don’t make them like that any more,” Dolmas said, pointing to the 1800s-era dairy barn on Wallins Corners Road in Amsterdam. They’re part of a small crew led by foreman Steve Swift charged with removing the barn piece by piece over the next few weeks. By summer, the old posts and beams will ...


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