Ward Acres

original Ward home

original barn complex

Once used for breeding race horses, Hillanddale Farm in New Rochelle, NY was on 62 acres of land owned by the Ward family of Wonder Bread fame in the early 1900’s. The shingle style barn was built in 1906 and was at the time a state-of-the-art 15,000 sq. ft. barn complex with 3 stables, 2 apartments, a large paddock and a blacksmith shop. The land is now used for a school, community gardens and a dog park. I often walk by these ruins with my dog Pippa and was curious about the history.