Day 350: NYC Central Park Dairy House- Dec 16. Quincy wrote that he plans to post a Christmas picture feach day from now until Christmas. I may just join him in doing this since I need to focus on the positive, loving, giving, healing that this holiday offers. This is an image of the Dairy House at Central Park taken earlier in the week. This Victorian cottage was designed and built to be a retreat for children and their caregivers. Beginning in the 19th Century, it was a source of dairy products and became a place for families to gather to drink milk and enjoy snacks. By the 1950's, the building had deteriorated so badly that it was turned into a maintenance shack. In 1979, the park admnistrators began restoration of the building and turned it into one of the park Visitor Centers.