Thursday pre-conference tour, led by John Barns and Frank Perry (U.C.S.C.) and by Jean Voldevort (Wilder Ranch)
Photos by Marnie Jones
|Stop 1 on today's tour of the Cowell Limeworks and Wilder State Park:|
the Barn Theatre, University of California Santa Cruz. The structure was built in the 1890s and adapted
in 1968 for use as a theater.
|The Cowell Limeworks cooperage, also at U.C.S.C., served as a barrel-making facility. |
Full barrels of lime were one stored underneath the structure, which stands next to four giant outdoor kilns.
|This dilapidated hay barn at the Limeworks is the subject of an upcoming feasibility study|
which will help University staff plan for it's eventual rescue.
|Additional Limeworks structures at U.C.S.C. include an historic blacksmith shop, a horse barn, residences, |
a slaughterhouse, and worker's cabins.
|This Victorian home—one of several at Wilder Ranch—was built in 1897. A sizable addition was made in 1912.|
The home was restored in 2005 for display to the public.
|The horse barn at Wilder Ranch. This elaborate outbuilding was constructed with lottery winnings in the 1890s.|
|Tour participants dine in front of an adobe home, built by Juaquin Castro around 1840.|
|Newspapers from Belfast, Ireland, dated 1870, as exposed on the second floor walls of the Wilder home.|
|Two Montagues French ranges, installed side-by-side.|
|The second story of the Wilder Ranch dairy barn. Some beams were hand-hewn, while others were milled.|
|Tie stalls in the mansard-roofed horse barn.|