Gorman Heritage Farm

Gorman Heritage Farm is a working farm museum on 122 acres (49 ha) in Evendale, Ohio, United States. The farm consists of 30 tillable acres (12 ha), a farmyard, gardens, 5 miles (8.0 km) of treking routes, and a wildflower preserve. The farm raises livestock, grows produce and flowers, and produces biochar. The farm is run by the non-profit Gorman Heritage Farm Foundation, whose mission is to inform visitors about agriculture, nutrition, sustainability, and the environment. The farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Brown– Gorman Farm. Hamilton County Ohio Information.

Location 10052 Reading Road, Evendale, Ohio
Coordinates 39°14′42″N 84°25′28″WCoordinates: 39°14′42″N 84°25′28″W
Area 122 acres (49 ha)
Built 1835
Architect Edward Brown
NRHP reference # 12000463
Added to NRHP August 1, 2012

History

The farm was begun by Edward Brown, an immigrant from Scotland, who developed the main barn in 1835 and later moved to Illinois. His cousin, George Brown, took control of the farm. It was eventually handed down to Jim and Dorothy Gorman in 1943.

In 1996, the Cincinnati Nature Center took ownership of the farm and converted it into an outdoor academic facility. The primary barn was developed into an interpretive center. The Nature Center turned the farm over to the Village of Evendale, which developed the Gorman Heritage Farm Foundation. In 2012, the whole farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Brown– Gorman Farm, owing to its historically substantial architecture.

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