Built in 1928, the Old Dairy Barn once served all the dairy needs of the Homestead Resort in nearby Hot Springs. Because train service to the area was unpredicatable the Homestead maintained many of its own food producing operations, of which this was one. Abandoned for three decades, the Old Dairy complex, fell into disrepair. Thanks to ongoing restoration efforts of the Homestead Preserve, the complex is reliving its glory days. There are several original buildings and silos in the complex. They are the Main Barn, Calf Barn, Holstein Barn, Gurnsey Barn, Milk House, Bull Barn and Herdsman's Cottage. The Old Dairy was listed on the National Register of Historical Places in 2007 and was also named a Virginia Historic Landmark.
Last Updated: 8/16/2013 10:30 AM