Binford House barn sale Saturday
Maintaining and renovating the Binford House, the stately Victorian mansion located at 110 N. 2nd Ave., in Marshalltown, requires the help of volunteers and donors. On Saturday from 8-11 a.m., the Marshalltown Federation of Women’s Clubs will host a Binford House barn sale at the barn on the property of the residence.
“We accept most anything, barring books and clothes,” said coordinator Michelle Roseburrough. “All proceeds will be used for the maintenance and upkeep of Binford House.”
These barn sales are held to coincide with the weekly Cartwright Pavilion Farmers Market held next door, during the same hours. The sale will consist of home furnishings, small appliances, luggage, games, small indoor and outdoor furniture, dishware and seasonal decor.
Funds raised will go towards repairing the roof of the carriage house, which is attached to the back of the Binford House, and renovation efforts for the house’s upstairs.
“Right now, we just use that upstairs area for storage, and sometimes for wedding parties to get dressed, but it’s not really a functional space,” Roseburrough said.
Also during the sale, Mary Giese will be selling greeting cards of the Binford House, styled with photographs she took of the residence. Proceeds from the sale of these cards will go toward the upstairs renovating.
For more information on the barn sale, or to arrange a time in which to drop off donations, contact the Binford House at: 641-753-5450 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Binford House, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, may be rented for social events, celebrations and meetings.
Contact Sara Jordan-Heintz at 641-753-6611 or email@example.com