Irvine Ranch Historic Red Barn

Irvine Ranch Historic Red Barn
Client: 
Orange County Harbors, Beaches & Parks Department
Location: 
Irvine, CA
  • The Orange County Harbors, Beaches & Parks Department initiated the relocation and renovation of the historic red barn that originated at the Irvine Ranch during the days of James Irvine II. The barn was built in 1910 at the Irvine ranch headquarters
  • To begin the restoration, American Heavy Moving & Rigging, Inc. transported the barn about ¼ miles to its new location near the site of the original Irvine ranch house
  • Then Consolidated Contracting Services, Inc. began construction work, building a structural foundation and temporary framing system to support the barn while it remained suspended 3 feet above the foundation
  • Once the foundation cured, American Heavy Moving & Rigging, Inc. lowered the barn. Consolidated Contracting then constructed the interior structural frame, later attaching the frame to the building before removing the temporary bracing system
  • All construction was completed in 100 days before the barn was restored aesthetically. The barn is now open as a museum featuring turn-of-the-century farming equipment

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