Berger-Kiel House

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Berger-Kiel House
Berger-Kiel House.jpg
Roadside view
Berger-Kiel House is located in Illinois
Berger-Kiel House
Berger-Kiel House is located in the US
Berger-Kiel House
Location 931 N. 6th St., Mascoutah, Illinois
Coordinates 38°30′0″N 89°48′28″W / 38.50000°N 89.80778°W / 38.50000; -89.80778Coordinates: 38°30′0″N 89°48′28″W / 38.50000°N 89.80778°W / 38.50000; -89.80778
Area less than one acre
Architectural style Hall and parlor house
NRHP reference # 99000977[1]
Added to NRHP August 12, 1999

The Berger-Kiel House is a log house located at 931 N. 6th St. in Mascoutah, Illinois. The house was built circa 1863-64 for German immigrant Jacob Berger and his family. The log house was built in a traditional manner using dovetail notching and has a hall and parlor layout. A wooden frame addition was placed on the house circa 1868-72. Log houses such as this one were popular among low-income families as an inexpensive house type in wooded rural areas. The Berger-Kiel House is one of the few log houses remaining in the Mascoutah area. While it was originally located at 8910 Illinois Route 4, it was moved to its current site during the construction of MidAmerica St. Louis Airport.[2]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 12, 1999.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Klopmeyer, Carol (April 12, 1999). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Berger-Kiel House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved February 16, 2014.