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Normandy Dairy at Berry College by Patricia Montgomery

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On July 13, 2009 this image placed 3rd in the Historic Landmarks":http://www.redbubble.com/groups/retired-and-hap... challenge.

On July 10, 2009 this image was featured in the ImageWriting group.

One of a series of images taken in and around my hometown.

The Normandy Dairy buildings located on the Berry College campus in Rome, Georgia. The spire-topped buildings have red-tiled roofs over white-painted brick and resemble those often found in the French countryside.

The dairy was built by Berry College students in the 1930s with funding from Henry Ford, President Herbert Hoover, and others. Years later the dairy moved to another location on campus and these brick and timber buildings sat in a state of disuse until Truett Cathy of Chick-fil-A, through his WinShape Foundation, gave these buildings a second chance at a new life.

Today the dairy complex serves as a conference center known as the WinShape Retreat. The original structures – from milking barns to silos – have now been cleaned and rehabilitated. In the old milking barn the tile shines and wood gleams in its new service as a beautiful dining hall. The calf barn is a marvelous reception hall and welcome center.

A wonderful example of preservation, the original architecture remains intact and care was taken not to compromise the historic buildings when modern systems were added.

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Comments

  • skyhorse
    skyhorseover 5 years ago

    I love this grouping & what wonderful preservation they have undergone! Fabulous shot Patricia

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoover 5 years ago

    Patricia, this is so beautiful with the red roofs. The buildings have such great strength and the look is crisp and clean against the clear blue sky. Wonderful shot!!!

  • Maria Dryfhout
    Maria Dryfhoutover 5 years ago

    What a wonderful place! Great lighting…

  • handprintz
    handprintzover 5 years ago

    What a beautiful crisp capture,and wonderful colours ! lovely work Patricia and thanks for the history

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 5 years ago

    So well kept up!!! Great photo!!

  • CarolM
    CarolMover 5 years ago

    It looks so clean. Dramatic color. Wonderful perspective and interesting writing. Well done!

  • WJPhotography
    WJPhotographyover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture :))

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 5 years ago

    A gorgeous shot, Patricia. Beautifully exposed. And those buildings are so lovely. You ought to bring out a book. Agnes xx

  • SueAnne
    SueAnneover 5 years ago

    They look so perfect all standing in a row

  • amyklein196203
    amyklein196203over 5 years ago

    What a beautiful and crisp shot Patricia. This is so lovely. Well done! I love the red and the white contrast.

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