Upper house on the Allen Korns farm

Upper house on the Allen Korns farm

This enlargement from a 1950's era photo shows the upper house on the Allen Korns Southampton Township, Somerset County farm. The smokehouse can be seen in the foreground. Upper house on the Allen Korns farm

Upper house on the Allen Korns farm

This enlargement from a 1950 photo shows the upper house on the Allen Korns Southampton Township, Somerset County farm in wintertime. Although of poor quality, it's the only other photo that I have found of the upper house. Yes, that's a horse's behind in the foreground; this photo is an enlargement of a corner of the photo of the horse. The bell for calling workers from the field is also shown in this photo.

Early in their marriage, Allen & Gladys (Bittner) Korns lived in this house. In the late 1950's and early 1960's it was used as a hen house. This photo was taken from the main Korns farmhouse, looking north. In 2009. Aunt Dolores told me that she was told that at one time the little house was called the "Wean-Off", because that's where the younger generation got their start at housekeeping. When I asked Melvin in 2009, he didn't know who built the little house. He said that it was not tibmer frame construction, but was made like a modern house. I believe that this type of construction was called "balloon construction" when it first came out.

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