Antique Orleans Barn Moved

By: Ed Maroney

Topics: Historic preservation

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Monday’s journey of the old Hanvey barn from Great Oak Road began with suspending the roof, before a trailer made a tight turn  and just got by the fence of neighbor Vince Ollivier.

“It’s like losing an old friend who moves away,” said Ollivier, who grew up on the property across from the barn. “The only time you see him is when you visit.”

Gregg LeStage, the barn’s new owner, walked every step of the way down Main Street and Barley Neck Road to the barn’s new home accompanied on foot by Sean Smith, owner of A&S Construction, an Orleans firm that moves buildings.