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Preserving Pueblo history

Posted at 8:06 PM, Dec 11, 2018

PUEBLO – The Goodnight Barn, a fixture in Pueblo for nearly 150 years, is getting a facelift to preserve it’s relevance to the history of the Steel City.

The state of Colorado has approved a $500,000 grant to restore the wood and stone structure that sits near Lake Pueblo. It’s so run down, that huge wooden beams are currently placed alongside, to prop up the sagging walls. The  building is on the national register of historic places, and will remain so for years and years to come.

The city says it has taken nearly 15 years to get enough money to restore the building, but this grant money is a huge financial shot in the arm in speeding up that process.

Bill Zwick, the capital project manager told News5 that included in the renovation and upgrades will be a handicapped accessible parking lot, to allow more people to tour the barn once it’s restored. Completion of the renovation project is expected sometime in 2020, if not sooner.