still standing

still standing

There are 6 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from Mar 29, 2009, titled still standing. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

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Bozotheclown

Monterey, CA

#1 Mar 29, 2009
Hope he had a permit to take down all those trees.
The Public

United States

#2 Mar 29, 2009
A few years ago , I saw the house and barn when it was for sale. What a piece of junk! Termite ridden home, the barn was not cared for at all. The only value was the land. A tear down for sure! They were so proud they planted the trees that were obviouly a hazzard and lawsuit ready to happen. Anyone who gives money to this project to restore the barn is being taken. If the the Taratinos are so proud that this was an orginal home of the Hattons, then why did they let it go for so long!
James in Pacific Grove

Carmel Valley, CA

#3 Mar 29, 2009
barn shakes can be purchased @ S & K Cedar Products...They are Cedar, not redwood and I used them on a house in Carmel 15 yrs ago. They are available @ a 'reasonable' cost...shipping is what will cost you...Go to...
www.shakes.ca/album.htm
Jerry Aspinall

United States

#4 Mar 29, 2009
Sounds like a very worthwhile venture to restore this one of a kind last reminder of a by gone age. So many of these old farm buildings that still existed a decade or so ago in many rural counties of old California either have been destroyed, dismantled or fallen down.
FYI

Salinas, CA

#5 Mar 30, 2009
The house is not an historic site, and has nothing to do with the barn restoration. For being 120 years old the barn is holding up remarkably well. It is also amazing that in that time frame, the barn has not been altered, renovated or changed at all. Apparently history or historical sites are not important to you. Maybe you can show me a barn that old in better shape? It has been reinforced in places and is ready for a major restoration. Being the oldest standing barn in the valley that was built by an early pioneering family, it is well worth the time and effort that will be needed for it's preservation. What is "junk" to some, is a gem to others.
The Public wrote:
A few years ago , I saw the house and barn when it was for sale. What a piece of junk! Termite ridden home, the barn was not cared for at all. The only value was the land. A tear down for sure! They were so proud they planted the trees that were obviouly a hazzard and lawsuit ready to happen. Anyone who gives money to this project to restore the barn is being taken. If the the Taratinos are so proud that this was an orginal home of the Hattons, then why did they let it go for so long!
FYI

Marina, CA

#7 Mar 31, 2009
Please do not use my e-mail name to post your slanderous comments.
FYI wrote:
Oops, I stated that the barn was in good shape and I love to preserve the past mess I am leaving to the area. NOt!!!!!!!!!! I just need money to preserve a broken down home in these times, and I need to improve the legacy for my children. I am full of s**t and please spare me the $ from your wallet!

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