2022 Award Winners

See pages 4 – 6 in the Spring 2022 Newsletter for stories about the winning barns.

American Boy Farms

Location: Cheboygan, MI (Cheboygan County)

Owners: Toni & Josh Johnson

Contractor: Perry Neuman

Distinguishing Features: Gothic-style with a unique arched roof formed by trusses made from 1”x4”s; iconic flag.

Year Built: Early 1940s

Category: Continuing Agriculture – Family

Use: Preserved and moved to new site for 5th and 6th generation

Weisberg Barn

Location: Milford, MI (Oakland County)

Owners: Matthew & Joan Weisberg

Restorer: JDS Historical (Dean Sutton)

Year Built: 1870s

Distinguishing Features: Cupola and “barn red” paint

Category: Adaptive Reuse – Family

New Use: Hangout for family & friends, exercising/workout space and storage.

Griffin Barn

Location: West Branch, MI at Ogemaw County Fairgrounds

Owner: Ogemaw County

Donor/Applicant: Family of Bob Griffin by his son Bob Griffin, Jr.

Year Built: Early 1900s

Distinguishing Features: 60’ x 40’ gable-roofed bank barn with hand-hewn beams

Category: Adaptive Reuse – Non-Profit

New Use: Community building in antique village at fairgrounds

The Olde Stone Porch Barn

Location: Ionia, MI (Ionia County)

Owners: Conley Family – Warren, Sharon and Kiel

Year Built: Two phases – 1850s and 1880s

Distinguishing Features: Gable-roofed barn on farmstead with unique brick and granite stone house

Category: Adaptive Reuse – Commercial

New Use: Wedding & event venue

Rochester Hills Museum at

Van Hoosen Farm

Location: Rochester Hills, MI (Oakland County)

Owner: City of Rochester Hills

Applicant: Patrick McKay, Museum Manager

Year Built: 1927 for Dairy Operations

Distinguishing Features: Glazed block exterior of barn and 2 silos

Category: Farmstead Adaptive Reuse – Non-Profit

Use: Local history museum complex with other preserved barns and milk house. Wedding venue and event rental.

Maxwell Farms

Location: Washington, MI (Macomb County)

Owners: Dr. Case & Peg Hoonhout

Year Built: 1930s for Grade A dairy operations

Distinguishing Features: Farmstead with main residence, several barns, carriage house, farm hand house, milk house and shop, all restored by the Hoonhout family over 40 year period.

Category: Farmstead Adaptive Reuse – Commercial and Family

Use: Stony Creek Veterinary Hospital and owner’s residence