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.

Address:
12040 50th St. NW, Milan, MN
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Tours by appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
320-734-4891
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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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