Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

Brookside Farm Much More Than A Picture Perfect Setting

From Heartland Farm And Ranch Special Section


January 30, 2020

Daria Anderson-Faden / The Observer

The "Faden Barn," built in 1905-06 and located on the Brookside Farm north of Kimball, is a familiar sight as one heads north out of Kimball.

Brookside Farm is a half mile north of Kimball and sits on the banks of Lodgepole Creek. It's much more than a picture perfect setting.

The farm, also known as the Gridley-Howe-Faden-Atkins Farmstead, was listed in 1997 on the National Register of Historic Places.

The description on its registration form for that distinction states that "the property illustrates an historically typical farmstead evolution in Nebraska. The farmstead is a rare and well-preserved collection of buildings and structures which reflect change in agriculture from timber claim to 20th century technology and small...

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