Raven's Loft is one of the most distinctive-looking buildings on our grounds, and there is great speculation concerning its historical purpose. Sources tell us that it originally belonged to The Forge, a blacksmith and ironworking shop located directly across the road. This explains the chimneys. Affiliated with a forge, it would have been common for carriages to be repaired there, and hence, we imagine, the building acquired its current name.
However, we have also learned that after the building was acquired by the Barrows Family, it served for a time as an office for The Knit, a wool company run by the Barrows that sent local knit-goods to stores all across the country.