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Heritage Barns

The two barns visible north of the road are the Rachske Barn (westernmost) and the Tramm Barn (easternmost). The Augusta Rachske barn is a large hay barn built in 1914 by John Schwartz. It sits on land homesteaded by Augusta and Minnie Rachske in 1903, which remained in the family until 2000. The H.L. Tramm Barn was built in 1890 as a hop, hay and dairy barn, it was sold in 1993 by the son of its original owner. Its barn red color, cupola and weathervane all convey its classic pedigree. It served as one of three Lewis County examples in the 2001 Smithsonian “Barn Again” exhibit.