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Museum of American Frontier Culture — German Farmhouse
Staunton, Virginia

#NC-11213-MU - Notecards
Also available in Assortment Pack #AST-820

This farmhouse originally stood in the small farming village of Hordt, located in the Rhineland-Palatinate state of Germany.

The house 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 the house.

The Hordt 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.

The oldest 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.

Text © 1995 Dianne Harrah, Drawing © 1995 Bill Harrah

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