September 14, 2009
Coach Barn Ramps and Finials Restored
In August, work was completed on the restoration of the Coach Barn Ramps and finials. Badly deteriorated with two finials missing from each side, the ramps were in a sad state and detracted from the charm of the structure. A very high style barn, the Arboretum's Coach Barn housed the horses that pulled Elias J. Baldwin's carriages and those of visiting guests. The barn is lined with strips of clear Port Orford Cedar and Redwood, fitted with decorative cast iron stalls for the horses and still houses Baldwin's Tally Ho carriage.