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Falling Star: Cupola Removed as Star Barn is dismantled

starbarnphoto11 4 15webPress And Journal Photo by Eric Wise -- The Star Barn’s move to Lancaster County officially began with the removal of the structure’s cupola on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

As DAS Companies continues to move forward with the land development approval needed to move the John Motter Star Barn from its Lower Swatara Twp. home, contractors began dismantling the main barn by removing the cupola on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

The cupola, at least 12 feet square and some 30-plus feet high, left its perch atop the barn and will soon undergo restoration, said Michael Kleinhans, a spokesman for DAS.

DAS plans to add the Star Barn, which gathered fame in the past 40 years since the opening of Route 283 as people passed it during their commutes, to its sprawling 275-acre complex in Lancaster County where it will be used to host weddings and other events.