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Cary Hosts Public Meeting to Share Next Steps for Three Historic Sites

Post Date:02/04/2019 9:01 AM
  • The Town of Cary invites citizens to attend a public meeting on Tuesday, February 19 to learn more about immediate plans for three Town-owned historic properties, including preservation and stabilization
  • The three properties are A.M. Howard Farm (Good Hope Farm), the C.F. Ferrell Store & Warehouses and the Barnabas Jones Farmstead.
  • The Town has conducted a detailed structural assessment and historical background study to evaluate the properties, in addition to gathering public input, to propose appropriate uses for each property.

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Cary, NC – The Town of Cary invites citizens to attend a public meeting on Tuesday, February 19 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center to learn more about immediate plans for three Town-owned historic properties, including preservation and stabilization, as well as potential future uses. Cary owns the A.M. Howard Farm, currently operated as Good Hope Farm, at 1580 Morrisville Carpenter Road; the C.F. Ferrell Store and Warehouses at 1928 Morrisville Carpenter Road; and Barnabas Jones Farmstead at 9701 Penny Road. A presentation will begin at 7 p.m. followed by Q&A.

The Town, working with consultants, has conducted a detailed structural assessment and historical background study to evaluate each property. The Town also held public meetings in May to gather ideas from the community in order to identify potential future uses for each property considering the needs of the community while also being sensitive to the historic resources they represent. About $1 million is funded for the initial preservation and stabilization needs of the properties.

Questions about the project should be referred to Kris Carmichael at 919-460-4971 or by email to kris.carmichael@townofcary.org. For more information, search "Historic Structures" at www.townofcary.org.

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Primary Contacts

Kris Carmichael, Operations & Program Supervisor - Historical Resources, (919) 460-4971

Kathryn Trogdon, Public Information Specialist, (919) 380-4227

Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240

Resources

Historic Facilities Interpretation and Rehabilitation Plan 

Historic Preservation 

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Master Plan

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