A historic photo from April 1, 1926, shows smoke from the Tank Farm fire billowing behind the Octagon Barn. The photo was taken by Thelma Irene Waldrum, who was 16 years old at the time.
A historic photo from April 1, 1926, shows smoke from the Tank Farm fire billowing behind the Octagon Barn. The photo was taken by Thelma Irene Waldrum, who was 16 years old at the time. Thelma Irene Waldrum Land Conservancy of SLO
A historic photo from April 1, 1926, shows smoke from the Tank Farm fire billowing behind the Octagon Barn. The photo was taken by Thelma Irene Waldrum, who was 16 years old at the time. Thelma Irene Waldrum Land Conservancy of SLO

Octagon Barn shares secrets of San Luis Obispo’s past

July 14, 2017 12:01 PM

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Photographer David Middlecamp has been delving into The Tribune's archives to share historical photos and articles about the Central Coast with readers since 2007. Reach him at dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com .