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Another Old Jamestown Historical Homestead


This is not quite along the beaten path like the Buenger Homestead, but it’s still another throwback.  Have you seen this one?

There’s an old house:






And many secondary buildings. I believe these structures were built around 1900-1920.






I love the faded hint of red remaining on this old barn:








So far as I know, this home is not for sale. I may have overstepped in wandering around and taking these pictures. So long as I admit it, it makes it okay, right? These small portals into the past are just too irresistable to ignore!

Happy Real Estating, Everyone!


This is Not Public Property! Oops! (reprise)

Around the Old Jamestown area, we know this place, right? Great, photogenic old barn (especially for someone skilled with a camera — i.e., not me). Every now and then I see people walking around, taking pictures of this relic. There are not a large number of these guys left around here anymore.


Especially not a lot of sites like this remain with so many outbuildings in tact (somewhat in tact, anyhow). What DID they use all these buildings for, I wonder?




I enjoy seeing this little hunk of the past, though. It’s weathered, picturesque, full of character and hints of — well, TWO centuries ago now! Looks like a cabin someone named Jedidiah would call home, doesn’t it?




Enjoying the view from the car really is all I should have done. The owners clearly have posted “Private Property” on the side of the barn. Either I didn’t see that sign, or it didn’t register immediately. I had thought this property belonged to St. Louis County, as part of Sioux Passage Park. I WAS WRONG! IT IS PRIVATELY OWNED.

 If the owners ever read this post, please know I am sorry for trespassing! Thank you for not tearing down this homestead! It’s a treasure!

 (Thanks, too, for not calling the police!)


(originally posted 1/14/2010 on previous blog.  10/2011:  Per Bev Girardier, Old Jamestown Area Historian, we now know the sagging roof on the main house is because the rafters were crafted with *saplings* and not hewn lumber.  Makes it all the more amazing the place remains standing.  Probable year built:  1850.  We may at some point need to campaign to save these structures.  More to follow, if so.)