Wayzata, Minnesota

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sepia Saturday - 12 April 2014 "beating them bloody"

Welcome to another post for


While Mrs. Morton's Private Hotel is intriguing to follow, the idea of back stories to a place pulled my interest toward the town of Homer in Minnesota instead.

Beginning with a dose of "beating them bloody" while shanty claims were rashly and destructively, demolished in Dakota County.

The Willard Bunnell House

One of Minnesota's Gothic styled houses.

Laying the Foundation -  in depth story, here.

This house was built by, Willard Bunnell a fur trader as well as timber cutter in Minnesota.  Bunnell was also the founder of Homer, near the town of Winona, Minnesota.  He was instrumental in disposing the other town rivals by, "beating them Bloody" as the legend explains, newspaper link here.

If you have time, Willard Bunnell and his back story is quite interesting, and worth reviewing.

(for those folks on theme, here is a combination of four photos!)

If you want to see it today, with live interaction characters?  


Wendy said...

What a cool-looking old house. Rustic enough for a timberman, plus the requisite gingerbread to be stylish. I'm off to follow the links ~

TexWisGirl said...

what a funky home!

Kristin said...

I have to echo the others, what a great house!

Cloudia said...

You really show depth with these Sepia Saturdays. I love all that you share though :-)

ALOHA from Honolulu

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La Nightingail said...

The house looks like something straight out of a fairytale. I would expect to see a plank table with 3-legged stools inside or something on that order. How delightful.

Brett Payne said...

Good to see another wooden building that's survived the proverbial ravages of time.

Alan Burnett said...

A great take on the theme takes us to a great old house.

Sharon said...

I agree too. Lovely old house that I would love to see more photos of the inside. Love the pump outside too.

Postcardy said...

That is such an interesting style for a home. It reminds me of the "American Gothic" painting by Grant Weed.

Postcardy said...

P.S. I meant Grant "Wood."

Mike Brubaker said...

Looking at the history link, I learned a new architectural term - "Steamboat Gothic" which is a perfect description. I wonder if the style comes from the Scandinavian style that immigrated to Minnesota.

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

What a great house! I imagine the architecture, especially the gingerbread touches, is not on every house in town. Someone enjoyed building this home I think.