I located this place back in 2007. The house sat on a 220 acre farm enrolled in CRP, a government sponsored set-aside program that pays farmers not to plow marginal and environmentally sensitive lands and instead plant them with native prairie grasses. With the contract up in 2008, the owner decided to not renew and bulldozed the farmstead and plowed up the native prairie for corn. The before and after photos were taken from the same perspective.
Farmstead as it appeared in 2007.
Two light windows with pediment hoods above. Very nice detail.
segmental arch window hood!!!
Rear framed addition
Glenwood Lutheran Church, built of limestone in 1871. Photo taken from second floor dormer window.
Second floor domer detail
Luvsteun family stone. This original family stone was replaced in about 1910 and brought back to the farmstead and put in a shed.
Farmstead as it appeared in 2008.
Impeccable dovetail notching