THANK YOU KENDRICK Paint & Body
for all of your help with our Gaston Barn Kitten Project
Thank you to all of the artists, foster families and forever families, who have been so supportive of our fundraising efforts.
Thank you to everyone who brought a donation of food, etc. for
living kittens awaiting forever homes.
Elliott dropped off the 100+ pounds of food & other kitty items
on Monday to the SPCA.
Thank you all!!!!!
The Gaston Livery Stable Barn preservation and restoration project has been successful because so many people have given
priceless gifts of time and expertise, artist talent, financial support, moral support, goods, building materials, or all of the above.
We are grateful to so many for so much.
Thank you for all you have done to bring us so far in a short time.
As of December 6, 2016, the carriage lift was operational (4 years ahead of our original goal of 2020).
The commitment and dedication of every volunteer has made this possible.
Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this project.
The Pave the Way/Buy a Brick Campaign continues.
This fundraising project is to pave the run through (covered aisle) and most
importantly, pay down the mortgage! When all of the bricks have been sold, there will be no mortgage.
BRICKS ARE $5 - Each
There is a dedicated group of volunteers who are laying the bricks!!! (even in February)
The Friends of the Gaston Livery Stable saw the need to save a historically significant two and a half story, 12,000 sq. ft., all brick U-shaped Barn in Aiken, South Carolina, known as the Gaston Livery Stable.
Built circa 1893, the Barn is the only one remaining in South Carolina with a carriage lift. It is probably the only all brick U-shaped barn with a carriage lift in the United States. In the late 19th and early 20th century, the property was an integral element in the Equine, Agricultural, Transportation and Winter Colony history of Aiken.
The Gaston Livery Stable Barn was in danger of being demolished by either neglect or an owner who did not appreciate the significance of the building. The Friends of the Gaston Livery Stable, a 501(C)(3) was founded in 2011, to purchase, protect and restore the Barn.
Our Barn is now protected by the organization and City ordinance. On October 22, 2012, the Gaston Livery Stable was designated as an historical landmark in Aiken! [The property is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.]
Since the inception of the project, there have been over 15,000 volunteer hours, generous cash donations from the entire community, fundraising events and donations of goods and services from local businesses. The private sector is truly pitching in to save the Barn. To date, there have been no public funds or taxpayers dollars involved in this project.
Once the Barn has been restored, plans include using the property as a self-sustaining living history park & educational facility under the direction of the Friends of the Gaston Livery Stable & the Aiken County Historical Museum.
Contact: Coleen Reed, President: firstname.lastname@example.org for info! Or call and leave a message 803-648-4123!
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