All the photos that are on the Coy Farm posts - one, two ,and three - were taken in October 2012.
It was the first time I had felt comfortable going near the place since 2011.
The Coy farm has a unique building called a carriage house. Within this building one would place carriages -- this was undoubtedly built before the advent of the automobile. Its use was similar to the not yet invented garage-- only one parked their carriages in this type of building - carriages that were pulled by horses.
This carriage house was located near the main road. It had an early masonry rock wall beside it that served as part of the entrance to the main property. I mentioned in my first post that the residential house was no longer on the farm. Only two barns and this carriage house remained.
The rock wall was well constructed and indicated to me that the Coy family obviously had some wealth in the early 1900s.
The wall had two posts that held a large metal gate that was shut and locked when I was there recently in October 2012. This was the main entrance to the farm land.
Attached to the two limestone posts is this large metal gate barring the entrance to the property. Only the carriage house sat outside the fenced land. I noted from the road that one could walk up to the carriage house and admire its construction and take close-up photos.
So in my eagerness in 2011, to take photos of the carriage house, close-up, I planned a day to ride out to do just that.
Even though I had heard ghost stories about the place . . . . .
(Last Coy Farm post will be posted tomorrow.)