Category Archives: History and Places

Posts on the intersection of history and buildings, towns, etc.

The Story of a Farm 2

I never realized how difficult researching a plot of land could be.  Land is sold, divided, and pieces put together in a patchwork.  It also appears that not all land surveys were accurate and people left land in their wills … Continue reading

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The Story of a Farm

I’ve been researching the history of my grandpa’s farm as part of my research on midwestern farms for my History of Architecture paper.  Here is a little bit of the farm’s history, starting in 1890, since that was where I … Continue reading

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The Death of a Farmhouse

A sad event is upcoming.  In about a month, my grandpa’s farmhouse will be torn down.  According to one professor, the house appears to have been built circa 1840.  It is full of old timbers, with logs visible in the … Continue reading

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