This may be the last known picture of the barn. Sadly, on Sept. 11, 2016, lightning from the storm struck the Old Dairy Barn and it burned to the ground.
At about 5:30am, on Sept. 11, 2016, lightning from a Thunderstorm struck the Old Dairy Barn on the Southern Acres portion of the property. First responders and firefighters arrived on the scene slightly after 7am. By 9:30am, the building was ash and charred wood, and a National Historic Landmark had been lost.
I thought I would go out in the 90 degree heat and go play with my camera in East Peacham Vermont. As you can see, we need rain.
Billings Farm was established in 1871 by Frederick Billings, a native Vermonter known for his work as a lawyer, railroad builder, and pioneer in scientific farm management and reforestation. Billings set out to make his 270-acre farm a model dairy operation for farmers in the region, founded on the principles of efficiency, sustainability, and responsible land use.
More information about the Billings Farm: Billings Farm and Museum