Title Old Reinhold Barn - No silo & No Milkhouse
Place Medford, Wisconsin
Date c. 1920
Description When Carl Oscar Reinhold purchased the farm, the large barn consisted of a 50 foot stable, 14 foot thresh-floor and 16 foot storage area for grain and straw.  Hay was stored above the stable where the cows, heifers and calves were kept.  The  milk cows and young cattle were kept in the large barn. In about 1925, after living on the farm about five years, Carl Oscar built a silo.  Prior to building the silo, no corn was grown on the farm.

When Carl Oscar Reinhold purchased the farm, the buildings consisted of a large two story house with a full basement, large attic and three open porches; an eighty foot barn with no silo; a smaller sixty foot barn; a windmill, a wood-shed and an out-house. None of the building had water or electricity. The farm fed and housed about fourteen cows, several heifers, 2‑3 horses, some hogs and the Reinhold family of five.