City Can't Salvage Sterchi Farm Barn; Proposals Sought To Take It Down

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

City officials said the old dairy barn at the site of a new South Chickamauga Creek greenway access point off Harrison Pike is beyond repair.

The city is seeking proposals for its dismantling and removal.

Brian Smith of city parks and recreation said, "As much as we hate to see it go, the Sterchi Dairy Barn is beyond repair. The silo, however, will remain."

He said the city "is interested in receiving proposals for the dismantling and removal of an early 20th Century Dairy Barn from public property. The barn has been unused for an estimated 30 years and is in very poor condition. The only possible item of value appears to be the old siding, an estimated quantity of around 2,000 square feet and possible structure timbers.

"Successful bidders would be asked to completely remove the building and clear the site of all undergrowth in their proposal for the salvage value of the wood. Insurance protecting the City would be required."

Interested parties can inspect the barn at 2978 Harrison Pike at the Sterchi Farm Trailhead.

Proposals should be submitted by 4 p.m. on Nov. 11 to the city of Chattanooga purchasing department or by calling 643-6886.


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