HISTORIC BARNS OF CONNECTICUT
Did you know Our barn (Spruce Brook Barn) is listed on our State Registry of historic barns?
This building, c. 1875-1900, is significant as a surviving barn from Spruce Brook Farm (at 231 East Litchfield Road - sold by Mrs. Frederick T. (Margaret) Busk in 1949 to the Daughters of Wisdom. The lower level, now a meeting space, originally held wagons and carriages, and the upper level contained a caretaker’s quarters. The workshop immediately to the north (once a stable for horses) was built about 1925 on the site of an earlier barn that burned in 1924 after it was struck by lightening. Other outbuildings include a dairy barn, former stable and equipment shed. The Busks kept dairy cattle along with horses.