Andalusia, novelist Flannery O'Connor's final home, receives two grants that will help stabilize and restore the cow barn on the property, according to a Flannery O'Connor-Andalusia Foundation news release.
The stabilization of the cow barn is the fifth restoration project at Andalusia in the last seven years. Work on the barn has involved removing trees that were too close to the building, changing the landscape so that rainwater doesn't cause damage, four walls received new support beams, broken rafters were replaced and more.
Thanks to two $10,000 grants, one from Watson-Brown Foundation, and one from the E.J. Grassmann Trust, the next phase will involve salvaging the milk parlor.
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