Anna Dean Farm Concrete Bridge
This is a view of the Anna Dean Farm Concrete Bridge on Third Street, just north of Barn No 1. Beneath and in front of the Concrete Bridge was the largest of the ponds on the Anna Dean Farm.
Here we see Spotswood Daisy Pearl posing in front of the Concrete Bridge, with Barn No 1, in the background. This 160' long bridge was the same length as the Anna Dean Farm Dam.
This photo of the Concrete Bridge on the Anna Dean Farm was taken in 1910, prior to the construction of the Heating House. The Greenhouse Managers Home can be seen with the tall chimney to the left of the picture.
Sunday was tourist day on the Anna Dean Farm. Each Sunday the Anna Dean Farm was thrown open for free tours. One of the great photo spots on the Farm was underneath the arch of the Concrete Bridge. Here we see a man and two women posing under the arch of the bridge. This photo also demonstrates just how high the Concrete Bridge actually was.
This view taken from the Concrete Bridge looks across the large pond running underneath the Bridge. Here to the right we see the Turkey Barn with the Brooder Barn being in the middle of the photo. The large building to the left of the photo is the Barber Hotel, and the small building directly to the right of the Hotel is the Wheel Room. The purpose of the Wheel Room was to manage the large sluice gate that would empty the large pond, when the basement of the slaughter shop needed to be cleaned out, with water.
In this photo we see the newly completed Concrete Bridge and to the left of the photo we see Bull Barn No 1 and the tower barn is Barn No 1, the first cow barn on the Anna Dean Farm. Notice the large oak to the right of the photo. The area directly south of and abutting the large pond was the Oak Grove. The Oak Grove, with its benches and bird house pillar was the picnic grove on the Anna Dean Farm. Here each Sunday happy picnickers would stop and enjoy a respite by the Concrete Bridge and large pond.
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