STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — Steamboat Springs officials plan to help restore a nearly 90-year-old barn and relocate it to a more prominent spot in the city.

Steamboat Pilot and Today reports the city council on Tuesday voted in favor of providing funding for the project that seeks to move the Arnold Barn to a location in front of the Steamboat Grand Hotel.

The action comes after several residents pushed the city to support the project and use the barn as a symbol of the city’s western heritage.

The barn was built in 1928 to shelter dairy cows on the Arnold family farm.

Council members who supported the project say the location where the barn will be placed is ready for new developments.

Other council members voiced concerns of possible escalating costs.

Information from: Steamboat Pilot & Today,

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