Historic barn torn down in Sarasota County

Englewood Old Barn Torn Down

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. (WWSB) - The land that held the tin landmark of Englewood for close to 100 years is now empty.

The well-known barn across from the Old Englewood Road-Artist Avenue intersection has officially been torn down after Sarasota County deemed it a “dilapidated structure.”

Many of its wooden beams were rotted and broken. But for the Galvin family who has owned it for a lifetime it was not an eyesore, instead a piece of history.

The Galvins say they now hope to give the land to the local Catholic church.

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