Yup. Nowadays it's how fast they can slap together a house. In those days it's was all about craftsmanship. That's the first thing that struck me upon entering the historic home in Austin, MN.
The museum is free, donations accepted. It's not far from the Spam museum and within walking distance. George Hormel, the founder of Hormel Foods has the place built for himself and his wife while attending to responsibilities at the nearby Hormel plant. There are two floors to explore, all decorated within the time period and exemplifies life as it was. The kitchen area was pretty neat with all the porcelain cooking appliances, complete with their custom serving bowls as well.
George's actual little desk he sat at while running the company is there, as well as displays explaining daily life such as the one horse and buggy which they shared was an interesting little story in itself.
Taking in the museum and this mansion we ended up spending a good part of the day doing including lunch at Piggy Blues. Recommended trip if in the Rochester area!
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