Buildings Tour


Farmsteads included several buildings that were specialized for whatever work the farm was centered around. The houses were where the families slept, ate, and lived. The coops and barns housed the animals. Others buildings provided storage for farm machinery. Additional ones such as the milkhouse or blacksmith shops had specific purposes. Windmills were also built on properties to aid in the work.

Farm families could often buy the buildings straight from the Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalogs. The men would build the desired buildings and the women would be able to decorate them as they wished. Picking out the buildings for the farmstead required an idea of what kind of work they wanted to do so they could order all the buildings they needed and could afford.

Take a tour of our farm to see what buildings were chosen for this farmstead!