of American Frontier Culture German Farmhouse
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originally stood in the small farming village of Hordt, located
in the Rhineland-Palatinate state of Germany.
was one of the oldest surviving houses in Hordt. The original
portion of the house was constructed during the 17th century.
In the late 18th century, Conrad Wolf owned the house. Upon his
death, his two sons, Johann Georg and Johann Jacob Wolf inherited
house is an example of half-timbered construction called "fachwerk,"
with a clay tile roof. The timber frame was infilled with wattle
and daub panels, composed of woven strips of wood covered with
a mixture of clay, sand, lime, and straw.
part of the house contained a four-room plan. The front door opened
into a hallway. The kitchen was located behind the hall and featured
a raised cooking hearth. The large front room served as a living
room and parlor, with a narrow bedroom to the rear. The second
floor provided sleeping space for children and servants. A third-level
attic was used for agricultural storage.
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