Stop #2, Hischke House; 1314 Third Street

Built in 1894 by Prussian immigrants Otto and Augusta Hischke, this home has a shotgun floorplan of brick made in Frenchtown on a raised foundation of locally quarried and cut “Burlington” limestone.

The Victorian vernacular has Steamboat Gothic details. The brickwork shows the local German design influences including cornices with stepped corners and arched brick headers over the windows and doorways. Sadly, the small smokehouse/laundry that was behind this home was razed as many in town have been.