Moehrig-Blank House

Perhaps no other structure on site demonstrates the skill and thoroughness of German settlers. The fachwerk here is made of limestone blocks cut so finely there is no evidence of saw or chisel marks. The kitchen door features dovetailed cross pieces that fit so well there was no need for nails or screws. When the house was converted into use as a hay barn, the rancher used to make calculations and keep records by writing on any flat surface. You can still read such entries as, “Rats killed, Sept. 1, 1935.”