Cass County Barn Quilts

Forest For The Trees

This mortise and peg barn was built in 1902 by Fred and Margethe Luetchens, who purchased the land in 1892. The foundation is native limestone quarried from what is currently the Brad Johnson farm. The total cost was $1,200. The workers were housed at the site during construction. Horses and cattle were sheltered on the ground level; grain and hay were stored on the second floor, which has a wide aisle for wagons that entered from a dirt ramp. The upper level stored hay. Wooden chutes connect the upper levels to feed troughs on the lower level.
Steve and Winona Henk
35216 Hwy 1, Murdock