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Front view of the Wasyl Hruby house. The structure is the remains of a rammed earth building. The roof is missing, but some parts of the roof structures are still visible. The door and the windows of the building retain their frames. Some interior view is available through the door and a window. A piece of household debris is visible in the foreground.
|Title||Front of home 1|
|Date of Original||1975|
Sherman, Father William C.
|Description||Front view of the Wasyl Hruby house. The structure is the remains of a rammed earth building. The roof is missing, but some parts of the roof structures are still visible. The door and the windows of the building retain their frames. Some interior view is available through the door and a window. A piece of household debris is visible in the foreground.|
Art & Architecture
McLean County (N.D.)
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|Notes||Title supplied by staff.|
|Biography/History||The Wasyl Hruby homestead was built in an unknown year by the Ukrainian immigrant from Galicia, an Austrian province in Western Ukraine, Wasyl Hruby. The rammed earth (possibly puddled earth) construction features a flat roof resting on the two layers of wooden poles butted up against each other and supported by one lateral beam. The two-room house and the other buildings around were built of the same material using the same technique. The roof of the house is gone, but the walls are still largely intact. Other buildings are in ruins. The Hruby family was one of the few Ukrainian families settling during the Homestead Act era. This type of the building, which is different from the most other Ukrainians in the surrounding area. Those arriving later built wooden houses. The Hruby homestead was abandoned in 1920.|
|Repository Institution||North Dakota State University Libraries, Germans from Russia Heritage Collection|
|Repository Collection||Father William C. Sherman Photograph Collection 110|
|Collection Finding Aid||Consult: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/22563|
|Credit Line||Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, NDSU Libraries, Fargo (110.133.n01)|
|Rights Management||Copyright held by NDSU Libraries' Germans from Russia Heritage Collection.|
|Ordering Information||Consult: http://library.ndsu.edu/repository/handle/10365/23179|