6324 Wakefalls Road, Wake Forest Vicinity
National Register of Historic Places
The Wakefield Barn is all that remains of a 2,200 acre dairy farm and is one of the most architecturally unique farm buildings in Wake County. Prominent Durham resident John Sprunt Hill began construction of his dairy complex in 1934. The farm became a showplace for the newest dairy and farming technologies and produced prize-winning Guernsey dairy cows, as well as hay, corn, wheat and draft horses. Few other barns in Wake County share Wakefield’s creative details, including its X-batten door and window shutters, graceful bell-shaped roof, and terra-cotta tiled silos. The structure is now a privately operated horse barn.