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Milan, Minnesota: Norwegian Stabbur House

No, not a house where a maniac "stabber" lives. In Norway, these quaint little buildings were used for storing everything from food to excess people.

12040 50th St. NW, Milan, MN
From Milan drive east on Hwy 40 for three miles. Turn right onto 130th Ave. NW. Drive one mile. Turn left onto 50th St. NW. Drive a half-mile. Turn right into driveway.
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Norwegian Stabbur House.

Norwegian Stabbur House

In the Norwegian-influenced town of Milan, there stands a traditional Norwegian Stabbur House, which in the old country was used as a pantry, a storage shed, or even extra sleeping quarters. It was built in Norway by Halvard Pettersen in 1987, who then had it shipped to Minnesota and re-assembled on a farm just outside of town.

[Seth H, 05/30/2018]

The two carved human figures in front of the house are disguised adjustable screws to help keep the building level.

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