Save Arnold Barn (SAB) is a community action group whose aim is to work constructively with the Owners, City entities, URAAC, Steamboat Ski Corporation, and other interested parties to preserve the iconic Arnold Barn and enable it to serve the Steamboat Springs community in the future.
- Given the fragile condition of the barn, our immediate concern is to ensure the barn's survival through the winter of 2016/2017.
- Our goal is adopt a plan and funding strategy agreed to by all parties for the preservation and future use of the barn by June 2017.
- Our objective is to start work on the barn during the 2017 construction season.
The barn is in poor condition. There is concern about its structural integrity and its ability to get through another Steamboat winter without severe damage. SAB contacted structural engineer Lynn Kramer who made a brief study of the building and recommended immediate stabilization.
Sarah Fox of Fox Construction, Steamboat has given a reasonable price for doing the stabilization work this fall. As of early November, the City, the land owner and others are working out who will pay for the work.
SAB has retained Dennis Humphries of Humphries Poli Architects, Denver to help determine what should be done to best save this important symbol and to best present it to the public.
Header Photo Credit: Gerarld Arnold via The Steamboat Pilot
Thank you to Fred Hodder for the use of his photos in the Gallery of this site. Thank you also to Arianthe Stettner and the Rod Hanna Collection for the use of photos as well.