The barn is down – the site cleaned up and the timbers snugly stored in Mathew Hall’s shed east of St. Joseph. Thank you John Hall and Mathew Hall for agreeing to store the timbers. When Ron from Mathew Hall came to pick up the timbers he said, ” I understand we delivered these?” Now the… Read More Barn Update!
After a break for the 4th of July its back at it! Last week the crane came and in just under 5 hours the timber frame section built 127 years ago by Joseph Schellinger came down. Now we will disassemble, label and store the timbers. This begins the long process of review, re-design and ultimate… Read More Serious Progress!
The barn hasn’t looked like this since late November, 1889. Mathew Hall Lumber, also founded in 1889, provided the materials for the barn. Mathew Hall’s Great-grandson John Hall was able to find the original hand-written ledger entry on page 65 dated November 5th, 1889 for Joseph Schellinger for $106.51 with a discount for paying cash.… Read More The Crane Comes Today!
A note about the third image: When Chris Schellinger was asked “what is it?” He responded “a thingamajig!” If you know what it actually is let us know!
This past Father’s Day weekend Chris Schellinger spent his Saturday and Sunday doing one of his favorite things, a big project. Specifically, he began the task of disassembling the Undersander barn. The first to come off? The siding. As I helped my dad with the barn on Father’s Day, I couldn’t help but wonder what… Read More Day 1 & 2 – The Take Down Begins
In 1889 Joseph Schellinger, recently arrived from Wisconsin, agreed to build a barn for John Undersander. They agreed the barn would be built for $100 and that every evening John would provide the men with a small keg of beer. Together with the skills of German craftsmen, materials from the just formed Mathew Hall Lumber… Read More The Undersander Barn