Terri and Jon Reece both have day jobs — she’s a real estate agent with Prudential Dinning-Beard, and he’s a restaurant manager – but they’re now opening a business together.
The couple bought what’s known as the “round barn” at 9449 S. Woodlawn south of Derby and plan to open an events venue there.
“I would like it to eventually be my job,” Jon Reece says. “We’d like to see what this turns into.”
The yellow barn, which turns 100 next year, is well known in the area.
“Everybody just knows where it is and what is is,” Terri Reece says. “Most people see it when they’re coming down K-15.”
Benton Steele, whom Reece describes as the Frank Lloyd Wright of barn building, built the barn. Two wings were added in the ’40s, and the barn eventually held a medical clinic, an antiques shop and was used for church services and other functions.