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This is a contributing entry for Gari Melchers Home & Studio and only appears as part of that tour.Learn More.

Identifying with the current beautification movement of American farms and country homes, Gari and Corinne Melchers embarked upon a small farming endeavor that included dairy cattle, horses, turkeys, ducks and chickens. To support this husbandry enterprise, they adapted existing structures and added new buildings. Around 1917, the Melchers also enlarged a portion of the horse stable that dates from the Ficklen era. This structure was remodeled to serve as museum office space in 1976.


  • Horse Stable (now staff offices)
  • Working horses at Belmont
  • Chicken Coop and Horse Stable
  • Barnyard Detail, Melchers era