The Strehly House

deutschheim printing pressThe Carl Strehly house is a rare treasure, with all the original furnishings and household items of a family of moderate means. The original three-room home was built in 1842. Over the next 27 years, the house was modified and enlarged to create the property visitors see today.

Until 1854, the dwelling housed Strehly and Eduard Muehl's printing business, from which two German-language newspapers were issued. About 1857, a winery was erected next to the house with a vaulted brick cellar, a wine production room and, for a short time, a tavern.

Today, the Strehly house interprets the daily life of a German American middle-class family of moderate means during the era of 1865-1880. The nearly Pommer-Gentner house reflects the life of a more prosperous family.

Guided tours of both homes are offered daily at 10:00, 12:30 and 2:30.