Holmes Homes

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One of the many truisms I’ve absorbed over the years when it comes to the Amish is that there is no such thing as a “typical Amish home.”  There are homes that the general public thinks of as typical, i.e. a white, weathered, two-story farmhouse with some outbuildings and maybe a windmill.  And, in fact, what I just described is a typical Amish home in some communities.  This photo is a sprawling Amish farmstead from the Berne, Indiana community. And homes like this are fairly typical among the Amish there.  But elsewhere, Amish homes may be brick, ranch, have aluminum siding, shingled roofs, metal roofs, and in some settlements houses will starkly sit with no siding at all.

Parts of the Holmes County, Ohio Amish community features well-kept homes that appear to be pretty prosperous.  Holmes County is awash in higher land prices, entrepreneurial Amish and tourism dollars, all which contribute having very nice homes. There’s also a bit more pride in appearance here than in other places.  Take a look at some of these gorgeous abodes from the Mill Creek Township area that straddles the Coshocton and Holmes County line.   The “double decker” porch in one of the photos is actually a feature I saw several places and am still sort of scratching my head over it.  I wouldn’t want to walk outside of the upper porch to get the newspaper when I was groggy, that is for sure…be quite a drop!

Below is an Amish home that I saw closer to Sugarcreek and it really could be “Anywhere, Suburbia”, right down to the American flag welcome mat drying on the laundry line.  So when you think of a “typical Amish home”, you might now have some different visions running through your head!

 

 

 

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  1. Carolyn Kirk says:


    Beautiful homes!

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  2. lorraine stoddard says:


    Beautiful homes. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. KAREN K. KARCHNER says:


    DEAR KEVIN,

    I SO ENJOY YOUR DAILY NEWSLETTERS/PICTURES ABOUT THE AMISH. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! A HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOU…MY BIRTHDAY IS COMING UP – SEPTEMBER 27…IN MY FAMILY LINE, WAY BACK WHEN, MY MOTHER TOLD ME THAT A RELATIVE HAD BEEN A “DUNKARD” MINISTER. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THEM AND THEIR BELIEFS…HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

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  4. Marj Miller says:


    There used to be a Dunkerd family that lived in the neighborhood where I grew up in the Stark Co,Oh area. They were also known as German Baptist. They dressed very plain but were not connected to the Amish or Menonites. When I last saw an older couple traveling along I-70, they stll had the same style of dress that they had 60 years ago The group got very small and finally all moved out of the area. As far as I know.there is still an old church and cemetary in the Stark Co area.

    I believe there is still a settlement in the Dayton, Oh area.

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