The Old "Poor Farm" also (Bowman Farm)
Starting to Burn the "Poor
Farm" house (Fall 2008). These are some pictures of
the old "Poor Farm". It was burned by the
town Fire Dept. for practice on purpose as
part of a restoration on this property. The house
itself was not restorable. Evidently
due to the deteriorating condition of the house it
would cost more to try to restore it than building a
brand new house. This is the name it was known as
when I was a child Sam Poor owned it back then. Some may know it as the "Bowman
Farm" more recently. Larry Costa now owns it
and he is the one restoring this property.
As you can see the barns
have been moved and are
being restored. Here they have been jacked up so
foundations can be put under them.
Some more of the ongoing
changes to the old "Poor Farm". In this photo it
appears that what was a kind of marshy area that had
a spring running through it is being made into a
nice pond area. This photo taken in the winter of
2010. Also some trees & rocks have been removed on
the left side of the farm increasing the pasture
area and a new white wood fence has been put up
around the pasture. Someone told me they were
restoring it according to some old photos and using
the photos as a guideline the way it looked years
The marshy area has been dug
out to make a pond. and more water is being
pumped out. Not sure if this will be a pond or if
they are adding more pasture land on this side or
The above area has been cleared
of rocks and trees and top soil added and seeded.
A herd of cattle now enjoying
the pasture land, and a nice white fence has been
put up around the pasture.
The barns have
pretty much been finished and painted yellow.