Gorman Heritage Farm

Gorman Heritage Farm is a working farm museum on 122 acres (49 ha) in Evendale, Ohio, United States. The farm consists of 30 tillable acres (12 ha), a farmyard, gardens, 5 miles (8.0 km) of hiking trails, and a wildflower preserve. The farm raises livestock, grows produce and flowers, and produces biochar. The farm is operated by the non-profit Gorman Heritage Farm Foundation, whose mission is to educate visitors about agriculture, nutrition, sustainability, and the environment.[2] The farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Brown–Gorman Farm.[1]

Brown–Gorman Farm
Brown-Gorman Farm barn.jpg
The interpretive center at Gorman Heritage Farm
Gorman Heritage Farm is located in Ohio
Gorman Heritage Farm
Gorman Heritage Farm is located in the United States
Gorman Heritage Farm
Location10052 Reading Road, Evendale, Ohio
Coordinates39°14′42″N 84°25′28″W / 39.24500°N 84.42444°W / 39.24500; -84.42444Coordinates: 39°14′42″N 84°25′28″W / 39.24500°N 84.42444°W / 39.24500; -84.42444
Area122 acres (49 ha)
Built1835
ArchitectEdward Brown
NRHP reference #12000463[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 1, 2012

HistoryEdit

The farm was started by Edward Brown, an immigrant from Scotland, who built the main barn in 1835 and later moved to Illinois. His cousin, George Brown, took over the farm. It was eventually handed down to Jim and Dorothy Gorman in 1943.[3]

In 1996, the Cincinnati Nature Center took ownership of the farm and converted it into an outdoor educational facility. The main barn was turned into an interpretive center. The Nature Center turned the farm over to the Village of Evendale, which established the Gorman Heritage Farm Foundation. In 2012, the entire farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Brown–Gorman Farm, owing to its historically significant architecture.[1][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "About Us". Gorman Heritage Farm. 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "History". Gorman Heritage Farm. 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2018.

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