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Rauch Farm

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1840s(?), Manases Kinsey (Kinzie?), builder. South side of Rauch Rd. between Suder and Strasburg rds.
  • (Photograph by Balthazar Korab)

This farm and others on both sides of Rauch Road were settled by members of the Rauch family, made up of Pennsylvania Germans. The symmetrical, side-gabled, classical box-type Rauch farmhouse is arranged with a central hall and stairs flanked by rooms two deep. It is built of coursed limestone blocks on the front and coursed limestone rubble on the side and rear walls, with corner quoins and window headers. The central entrance has top- and sidelights and a protective gabled porch. The gable-roofed cattle barn rests on a limestone foundation, its hay loft overhanging on the south. Kinsey reportedly laid the stone in the walls of this house.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Rauch Farm", [Erie, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 137-137.

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