By the early 1900's the farm had grown to about 200 acres. The farm grew crops and orchards and also had a grazing area and pens for cows, chickens, turkeys, and pigs. Barns were built to help care for the animals and help with farm maintenance. Hospital patients performed labor for the farm as part of their occupational therapy.
(The source for this information is from a sign at Fort Steilacoom Park near one of the barns, and I'll post more information next week.)
Here is one of the barns. My children noticed that you could peek through an opening into the barn. That's what you see them doing in the first picture.
|View inside the barn as seen through the opening above.|
I'll post pictures of the barn in the foreground next week.
~* Old Barns *~