A deep source of regret for McMenamins was the loss of great barns of the poor farm. Fearing injuries and lawsuits arising from the teenagers roaming the property largely unchecked during the 1980s, the county had the well-preserved barns torn down shortly before Mike and Brian bought the property. Here is the milking barn as it looked in 1980.
The poor farm incinerator was where paper refuse was burned. Shown here in 1980, this little structure was salvaged as part of the 1990s renovation and given new life as the Little Red Shed.