Our Farm

Plat Book House Drawing

It is an incredible experience for us to be living in a house that was built in 1830. Wisconsin wasn’t a state yet, Andrew Jackson was president and Manifest Destiny was in full force. The main section of the house was built in 1830 according to all of the information we have and eventually pieces and parts were added on, including running water. The picture above is of our property in an 1873 plat book. Below are more photos of our home throughout the years.

Depression Era Farmhouse
Our home during the Depression era
This is a photo of woodwork throughout the main house. It was painted but has been stripped down to the original wood.
The woodwork throughout the main house. It was originally painted but has since been stripped down to the wood finish
This is a "before" photo prior to adding stucco.
This is an "after" picture showing the wood siding that was added.
After siding and chimney were added
This is the most current photo of the exterior of our home.
A current photo of our home

When the home was turned over to us, the former owners graciously left two albums with photos of the home throughout the years, as well as two gorgeous shadow boxes documenting the same. We will be sharing many of those images with all of you in later days. If you are interested in learning more about the history of our farm, you can read more here: Edwards-Yurs Farm History                                                            

 All photos courtesy of Laura Yurs