By Margaret Magnus
After the October 14, 1985 New Life Fire that destroyed all the buildings on the property, caretaker Agnes Baron asked volunteer David McNeely to build a shed to replace the garage/workshop that had burned to the ground.
Agnes requested that David use scrap lumber and other materials available on the property.
With the understanding that financial resources were nearly non-existent, David agreed to her conditions and completed the project, expecting the building to last two to five years.
The “temporary” shed was used for almost 25 years as the only workshop/storage area for the property. During that time, there were periodic repairs and minor upgrades - but none really solved the problem of having a stable, usable workshop to support the Manager/Caretakers in maintaining Meher Mount.