Brooder Barn Restoration Project

Our major project for 2014/2015 was the restoration of the 20th century brooder barn located on the Ellwood property. FoWB funded the project to repair the cinder block walls, replace the roof, paint the exterior, install a concrete floor and install electrical service. Once completed, the lawn maintenance equipment utilized by the FoWB Ground Force was relocated from the old garage to the brooder barn and the garage demolished. The project was not only financially backed by FoWB, it also included many hours of donated volunteer hours including two Boy Scout Eagle Scout projects!

Note: The single bathroom installed during this project was replaced by two modern bathrooms in 2020 (NPS project).


Photos courtesy of Dale Brown and Mark Leach

2014 Work 

Cinder Block Repairs

Roof Replacement

New Gutters and Downspouts (Eagle Scout Project)

Window Replacement and Painting (Eagle Scout Project)

New Concrete Floor

2015 Work

Framing Out the New Bathroom

New Electrical Service

New Bathroom Taking Shape

Interior Walls Taking Shape

Finally Time To Paint!

We’re Getting Closer to Completion

The Final Touches!!