Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Barberton in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Anna Dean Farm

Barn No. 1

 
 
Anna Dean Farm Barn No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 24, 2019
1. Anna Dean Farm Barn No. 1 Marker
Inscription.  Ohio Columbus Barber began construction of his farm complex in 1909; Barn No. 1 was the first structure. The farm, named for his daughter and son-in-law, ultimately encompassed 3500 acres and 102 structures. It was famous for both the design of its buildings and its scientific agriculture. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Barn No. 1 was renovated in 1985 by Yoder Brothers, Inc., for their world headquarters.
 
Erected 1985 by Yoder Brothers, Inc., G. Ramsey Yoder, Pres.; the Barbeton Historical Society; and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 10-77.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 0.46′ N, 81° 35.621′ W. Marker is in Barberton, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is on 3rd Street SE just south of Robinson Avenue (County Route 54), on the left when traveling south. It is at the entrance to ManorCare Health Services. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 3rd St SE, Barberton OH 44203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Anna Dean Farm Barn No. 1 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 24, 2019
2. Anna Dean Farm Barn No. 1 and Marker
within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Main Gatehouse of Ohio C. Barber’s Anna Dean Farm (approx. ¼ mile away); Colt Barn (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ohio Columbus Barber (approx. one mile away); Glenn "Jeep" Davis (approx. one mile away); Staff Sergeant Howard E. Woodford (approx. 1.1 miles away); Barberton Military Honor Roll (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Freedom Tree (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Freedom Tree (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barberton.
 
More about this marker. Yoder Brothers is now Aris Holticulture, is a flower research and breeding company, still family operated.
 
Also see . . .
1. Barn No. 1. – Barbeton Historical Society. Includes vintage photographs of the barn. “This is a view of west side of Barn No 1, the first cattle barn, built on the Anna Dean Farm. Completed in 1909, Barn No 1 was quickly dubbed the largest barn in the world by the Akron Beacon Journal.” (Submitted on December 4, 2019.) 

2. A History of Aris Holticulture, Inc. Excerpt:
Through the years, Aris’ production facilities have moved to other locations with the last Barberton greenhouse closing in 1978. However, the company remained close to its roots by establishing its worldwide corporate headquarters in a former dairy barn of the Barber Anna Dean Farm.

The building was renovated in 1985 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The old water storage tank serves as an entrance and meetings are
Anna Dean Farm Barn No. 1 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 24, 2019
3. Anna Dean Farm Barn No. 1
The tower was originally one of the barn’s three silos. Its roof was raised some 10 feet during the renovation to add the arched windows.
held “in the round” in a conference room in a former silo. Soaring ceilings and massive, exposed beams add architectural interest. More than 50 handcrafted Amish quilts hang from walls and rafters.
(Submitted on December 4, 2019.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureArchitecture
 
Anna Dean Farm Barn No. 1 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 24, 2019
4. Anna Dean Farm Barn No. 1
 

More. Search the internet for Anna Dean Farm.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
Paid Advertisement