The Santanoni Preserve was so vast, being 12,900 acres and 8 miles long and 2-4 miles wide, that it had its own farm to supply the Great Camp. It had a huge Dairy barn with round turrets that burned down in the past century. They had their own milk, eggs, crops and even maple sugar produced on the grounds. As we go down the long road to Camp Santanoni about 45 minutes along, we arrive at the farm. There are still many original buildings here to explore and this one is the original creamery. It survived probably because it was stone, but the two story wood farmhouse next to it also survived.
It was said that the Pruyns used Santanoni during the summer months and enjoyed the farm fresh produce so much that when they went back to Albany they had the preserve manager drive milk, eggs and vegetables up to them a few times a week.
F/9, ISO 100, 1/200 sec, 40 mm Lens, HDR
A view of the creamery from behind:
ISO 100, F/9, 1/200 sec, 24 mm Lens
The Creamery from the other side:
ISO 400, F/11, 1/250 sec, 40 mm Lens