Francis Tate Barn
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PlumNuts
N 40° 29.134 W 111° 28.897
12T E 459181 N 4481764
The Tate Barn at Soldier Hollow near Midway, Utah
Waymark Code: WM3YC2
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 06/05/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member SearchN
Views: 40

In 1902, Francis Tate, an English emigrant, established a dairy farm on this site. His majestic barn was constructed using local red pine in a mortise and tenon construction on a foundation of local "hot pot" rock. The Tate Barn's unique architectural form and magnificent setting has been a well-recognized icon of the agricultural heritage of Heber Valley. It became a park of Wasatch Mountain State Park in 1961. Since then, the barn continued to be used for agricultural purposes, but eventually fell into disrepair, finally succumbing to heavy snow in the winter of 1996.

A committee of local citizens, public agencies, civic organizations, contractors, suppliers and philantropists, led by the Friends of Wasatch Mountain State Park, was organized to reconstruct the barn. Completed in January 2002, it was a fitting entrance to the site of the Winter Olympics venue here at Soldier Hollow.

The barn and its surroundings will continue to serve the public as a focal point of the history and heritage of Heber Valley for generations.
Construction: Wood

Is this a 'working' barn?: Other (describe below)

Historic icon for the Heber Valley.

Distinctive Features: Combination (two or more of the above)

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