National Register properties are distinguised by having been documented and evaluated according to uniform standards. These criteria recognize the accomplishments of all peoples who have contributed to the history and heritage of the United States and are designed to help state and local governments, Federal agencies, and others identify important historic and archeological properties worthy of preservation and of consideration in planning and development decisions.
Stallbohm Barn - Kaske House
Although destroyed by fire on Wednesday night, May 15, 2002, the Stallbohm Barn continues to stir the emotions of its many visitors. If you would like to contribute your memories or photos to the Munster Historical Society archives, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Initiated by the Munster Parks and Recreation Department, historic preservation consultants Laura Thayer & Associates researched, prepared, and submitted nomination documentation of the Stallbohm Barn--Kaske House property for consideration by the Indiana State Review Board. In the fall of 1997, historical society, park board, and town council members were asked to send letters supporting the nomination and reinforcing the property's historic significance to Munster. As a result, the nomination was approved by the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation on January 28, 1998. Excerpts from the nomination documentation follow: "This property is being nominated as a rare surviving example of English barn to represent the agricultural activity [in] the county at the end of the nineteenth century and early years of the twentieth century... the Stallbohm barn is among the best rare surviving agriculture related resources to represent agriculture... The Kaske House is a contributing element of the property... It is an example of an early twentieth century, vernacular house.
Received by the National Register on March 6, 1998, the nomination was published in the Federal Register for a period of 15 days for public comment during which time it was reviewed by staff historians. Having met the review standards, the Stallbohm Barn--Kaske House property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 1, 1998.