Preserving Barns the Free-Market Way


There is a conflict over barns in New England. A man named Ken Epworth, a New Yorker, has formed a business called the Barn People, which specializes in disassembling 18th-century and 19th-century barns and reassembling them as attachments to expensive homes elsewhere.

Locals are reacting angrily, accusing Epworth of taking away their heritage. “They want a little bit of New England history,” said Vince Kuharik, of Meredith, New Hampshire, of those who purchase the old barns. “But it