John and Katharine Tunkun Podjun Farm

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John and Katharine Tunkun Podjun Farm
John and Katharine Tunkun Podjun Farm is located in Michigan
John and Katharine Tunkun Podjun Farm
Location 9581 E 1 mi. Rd., Ellsworth, Michigan
Coordinates 44°0′19″N 85°36′28″W / 44.00528°N 85.60778°W / 44.00528; -85.60778Coordinates: 44°0′19″N 85°36′28″W / 44.00528°N 85.60778°W / 44.00528; -85.60778
Area 120 acres (49 ha)
Built 1914 (1914)
Architectural style I-house
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 02000160[1]
Added to NRHP March 13, 2002

The John and Katharine Tunkun Podjun Farm is a farm located at 9581 East 1 Mile Road in Ellsworth, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1]

History[edit]

John and Katharine Podjun purchased the land this farm sits on in 1914, and moved there in the summer of that year.[2] At the time, the land was recently cut timber. The Podjuns slowly constructed a complex of farm buildings between 1914 and 1930. The entire property is still owned by Podjun family members.

Description[edit]

The Podjun Farm is an L-shaped tract of land covering 120 acres (49 ha). The buildings include an I-house-style farmhouse,a gambrel-roof barn, a granary/corn crib, and a machine shed. The farm also includes crop fields, an orchard, pasture, a woodlot, red pine plantations, and areas of cedar swamp. Springs on the property form the headwaters of the Little Manistee River.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Podjun, John and Katharine Tunkun, Farm". Michigan State Housing Development Authority: Historic Sites Online. Retrieved March 13, 2013.