Elliott Farm Today

About: Elliot Farm: Renton Historical Society Quarterly



The Quarterly describes the history of the Elliot Dairy Farm historical landmark, so i won't boor you by repeating it.  The quarterly also describes the process the farm is enduring today as "Demolition by Neglect".   I will try to document a little of that decay process here with some pictures; and hopefully i will also be able to hit on some of the business and politcs that are controlling the situation today.

You can fly to this location in Google Earth by clicking here.  The picture above is taken from the center of Renton Maple Valley Road. On the left is where they kept and milked the cows and on the far right is the three story farm house.  What is left of the farm sits behind a impassable blackberry berm; however on the far right in front of the farm house you can gain access to the property. 



To the left is a view taken today from approxamately the same place that the photo below was taken in 1992 as reported in HistoryLink.  Notice that the structure in the background on the right is no longer standing.  The floor of the structure on the left is built about 2 feet above ground level and there is a deep chamber under the floor. 


Below is a picture of the main barn where the cows were milked. There are two rows of stalls. There are two large pipes running the length of the stalls with holes where the milking machines were attached; they join at a T and go through the wall into the ajoining structure.






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  1. renton
  2. elliott farm
  3. history
  4. my photos
  5. thenandnow
  6. abandoned plant

Comments


Kyle says
Hi

I am an 8th grader at Nelsen Middle School and have grown up down the street from Elliot Farm. I have been upset to see in deteriorating away. I would like to know if there is any groups involved in the preservation of the farm and its buildings. I would like to know if there is anything a kid like me can do to help.

Thanks
Kyle

Seth says
Kyle 2007-11-03 22:17:21 7568
Hi

I am an 8th grader at Nelsen Middle School and have grown up down the street from Elliot Farm. I have been upset to see in deteriorating away. I would like to know if there is any groups involved in the preservation of the farm and its buildings. I would like to know if there is anything a kid like me can do to help.

Thanks
Kyle
Hi Kyle,

You should contact the King County Historical Society as they have designated it a historical site.  They may know of some current activity.  Please let me know what you find out.

Seth

Seth says
Elliot Farm on 11/17/07 ...
From Elliott Farm

Seth says
As of January 2009, Elliot Farm is no more.
From elliot farm wine at olive garden

Seth says
i need to go by this place and see what happend to the plot of land.  last time i looked it was overgrown with blackberry berms.

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