Ruby Farms has long served the City of Brookfield as a remembrance of its rich history. The restoration and improvements to the Ruby Farm House and Barn site have been completed with the intent to enhance the site, improve public access and preserve the charm the House and Barn have brought to the City of Brookfield for decades.
The Ruby family operated this farm for nearly 100 years and produced vegetables, fruit, honey and feed cattle for purchase. In the 1950’s, a Ruby grandson trained Belgian draft horses on the farm. Often a large wagon was used to show these horses in parades, and the 6-horse hitch became famous throughout the country.
The existing 1860s Greek Revival Cream City Brick home, a replacement of the 1850s log home built by Jacob Ruby, has remained in place and has been preserved.
The Ruby Farm Barn has been relocated closer to Calhoun Road, just north of the House. The new position of the Barn enhances its prominence and visibility. The Barn stands on a new foundation with a split-face granite fieldstone surface to replicate the existing appearance, and the painted yellow Barn continues to be a Brookfield landmark.