Plans for the buildings on this
1870s Kansas homestead include a stone farmhouse, a stone barn, a
shedrow barn, a combination smokehouse and chicken coop, a
combination wash house and utility shed, and an early 1900s
pole-frame wooden barn.
The Deister Farmstead is
representative of a way of life on a working farm in the early
years of Kansas' history. Henry Deister, who bought the farm in
the late 1860s, is typical of the large number of German
immigrants who settled this area in the late 19th century.
The plan set that you can
print shows how the
1870 stone farmhouse changed over the years. It also includes a
26'x54', three-level stone barn, a stone shedrow barn, a
combined smokehouse and chicken coop, and a combined washroom
and utility shed. A later addition to the farm, a pole-frame
wooden barn, is also shown. The drawings have floor plans,
exterior elevations, building sections and construction details.
Use the links below
to download either 8 1/2 x 11 or large scale prints of the
Deister Farmstead Plan Set
These plans will print on 8 1/2x11 paper on most computer
printers. Ledger and larger size prints can also be produced
from the same file by using a large format printer. If you don't
have one of those, a copy shop should be able to provide you
with large scale prints. This is an eighteen-page set of
drawings with multiple illustrations. It will take a few minutes
to download even with the fastest Internet connection.
American Buildings Survey is a joint effort of the Library of
Congress and the National Park Service. Read more about their
efforts to preserve America's heritage by visiting their
Built in America To learn more
about the farmstead shown here, search for it by its card
number: KS0011. You can also see more photographs of the
different outbuildings on the property by using their call
number: KANS,23 STUL.V,1
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