Salomon Park Farmhouse renovations complete

The Salomon Farms Homestead Restoration was revealed on Thursday.

Posted: Sep 5, 2019 6:09 PM
Updated: Sep 6, 2019 2:44 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The Salomon Farms Homestead Restoration was revealed on Thursday.

The Farmhouse, dating back to the 1870s, was in dire need of repair and with the help of the community they were able to do just that.

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The restoration process took over a year to complete and included stripping the walls of wallpaper and restoring the hardwood floor to its original conditions.

Kellie Adkins, Manager Of Outdoor Recreation for the Fort Wayne Parks Department says it was important to preserve this part of history.

“It’s kind of that way with history, right? Why bother with things from the past, but we’re able to honor our rich agricultural history, honor what people went through in the great depression, and what life was like back then,” Adkins said.

The Homestead will be open to the public on Sept. 13, which is the start of their harvest festival.

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