Barn is part of former historic farm

Just outside North Webster in Kosciusko County, off County Road 600 North to the west of town, sits a rather historic barn. As you will see on the barn itself, it is part of the historic Mid-Lake Farms. This farm once covered several hundred acres of land stretching from literally Webster Lake to Tippecanoe Lake. Most of that land has been sold off through the years, but part of it still remains in the Warner family as it has since the 1830s. The family still owns the house and land where the barn is located. It is believed this barn was built in the 1920s and was once used to keep show horses. A restoration project on the barn, including painting and other work, began last summer and will continue this year. It looks pretty good for a barn nearly 100 years old now. It is no longer used for keeping horses and the land around it is no longer farmed. But part of the Warner family legacy remains near North Webster.


Historic barn near North Webster.

About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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