I just love old buildings, don’t you? Especially ones built in the early 1900’s or even older. They have so much charm, and people had to put so much effort into building them up. There’s just not the same kind of charm and work that goes into most of the newer or pre-fabricated homes and buildings we have today. Granted, today’s buildings are a lot more efficient energy-wise, and they probably are a bit safer with their reinforcements, but still… I’ll live in a newer place (well, maybe not-my house was built in the 1950’s haha!) and dream about what life must have been like in those old farm houses and barns.
Wheeler Historic Farm is filled with old buildings and structures. One of the most fun old buildings on the property is the historic Victorian farmhouse, which you can actually tour if you ever visit the farm. This old Victorian home was built by Henry and Sariah Wheeler in 1898 after they purchased the farm and decided they didn’t want to live in the four-room adobe home that currently occupied it. Sariah pictured herself a grand lady, and only a grand and spacious home would do. Today the home is unoccupied, but still used for the aforementioned tours and as a good goose/bird rest.
Around the farmhouse and scattered across the entire property, stand so many other historical buildings, and a few new ones too. But let’s just talk about the old ones today, shall we? New ones are much less fun to photograph.
As you walk through the farm you will come to this cute little general store, and often they’ll have a cowboy stationed outside working on horseshoes or some other task that may have been done back then. Sometimes they even set up shop inside to sell treats and other goodies. You can also find adorable fluffy bunnies in their bunny hutch nearby!
These old farm buildings also include both an adorable little school house and an outhouse, neither of which are in use now, but they serve as great little historical reminders of what life was like back then. Also, I can’t forget to mention that the school room was TINY. Absolutely itty bitty, no more than a couple of people could fit inside-and that’s standing.
What do you think of old farm buildings? Do you want to use that outhouse? (Didn’t think so)