Surrounding property could be developed
The owners of the historic Hereford Van Gilder Farm on Boyds Creek Highway have been looking at several different possibilities for the site and are currently working to preserve the century old homestead.
“No definite plans are in place are in place, other than improving the property,” according to Barry Shular, owner and operator of Heartland Development, LLC.
Shular said that he’s been approached concerning several different possibilities for the property in an effort to make it more usable. These included single family homes, a condominium development, a community center, a fitness center, a restaurant and even an extension to the golf course located on adjacent property.
With regards to the Van Gilder homestead, which was built in 1910 according to records at the county property assessor’s office, Shular said that extensive work is being done to preserve historic building.
“I wanted to keep that all intact to preserve its integrity,” Shular said, “so that hopefully, it will last at least another 100 years.”
The grading work that has been going on around the farm property is merely a shuffling of dirt from one of Shular’s other properties on Chapman Highway, making room for a project to widen the Seymour section of Chapman.