The gabled-ell house was one of the most common types in the mid- to late nineteenth century. It consisted of a front-gabled core with a perpendicular side-gabled wing. George Halada emigrated from Bohemia to Wisconsin in 1866, and like many of his fellow Bohemians, he built a gabled ell with such Italianate details as heavy brick drip moldings. His house is distinguished by distinctive stripes of red and cream in the window and door hoods and the bull’s-eye windows in the gable ends. The yard behind the house is surrounded by c. 1878 timber-framed barns sided with vertical boards. The east barn, which sheltered dairy cattle, encloses an earlier and much smaller log barn, probably built before Halada acquired the property. The farm remains in the family.
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George and Catherine Halada Farmstead (Frank Kozlik Farmstead)
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