MASHOMACK BARN PRESERVATIONS
Over the past forty-eight months an extensive renovation has resulted in the preservation and update of many of the barns on the Mashomack Polo Grounds. These barns will now remain an historical landmark to be enjoyed by future generations.
Many of Mashomack's barns were built during the 19th century to service one of the largest dairy operations in the Northeast. At its peak, the original dairy farm encompassed some 7,800 acres and provided fresh milk to customers as far north as Albany and as far south as New York City. Over the years, the barns were adapted to support beef cattle, other livestock and farming operations. In the 1980s, many of the buildings were converted into horse facilities, and most recently they have been used for stabling, storing farm equipment, the raising and housing of sporting birds, and the housing of the Triangle Arts Workshop.
Unfortunately, prior to 2005, little was spent to maintain the barns, and as such, Mother Nature had taken her toll. There are several worthwhile organizations that donate money to preserve public historical landmarks, but as Mashomack is a private club it has been up to the members to raise the money needed. We are steadfast in our mission to bring these historic barns and the surrounding grounds to their original beauty, and we thank all our supporters and guests in helping with this mission.