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Anders Kjellberg Farm

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Location  Porter, Indiana
Founded  1885
Type  farm
Cultures  Swedish American
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The Chellberg Farm reflects the ethnic heritage of this nearly forgotten Swedish-American settlement. Other nearby Swedish landmarks have been restored or preserved, including the Burstrom Chapel and the Burstrom Cemetery.[1] The farm includes the family home, water house with windmill, chicken coop/bunkhouse, and the original barn.

  • Farmhouse - Built in 1885, the house is two-story with one-story wing forming a 'L-shaped' (gabled ell) structure. It has a gabled roofs on both areas. This is a popular architectural type of late 19th century and can be found in other homes of that time period. The brick is from the Porter brickyards. It was constructed by a local Swedish carpenter. There is a porch on front of 1 story wing.
  • Barn - Built in 1870, the barn is two-stories with partial loft, measuring 50'x24'--approximately 25' to the peak. It is a three-bay floor plan under a wood gable roof. It is built of heavy timbers with a cedar shingle roof, small vent cupola, and wood siding.
  • Chicken Coop - This one-story, single-room structure was built ca 1879. It has a gable roof of wood shingles. It is 10'x24', on a brick foundation. The siding is vertical board and batten. Interior walls have been plastered.
  • Sugar Shack - Built in the 1930s as a utilitarian structure of one-story made from concrete block. The building was built for processing sugar maple sap into maple syrup. The single room is 12'x24' with a gable roof over the concrete floor. Double vertical board doors, standing seam metal gable roof cover the structure. The building has a boiling pan over a brick fire box. This is connected to the brick chimney. The roof includes gabled ridge vent with hopper panel vent, and metal ball finials. A small shed addition was added to east
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