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By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2015
Ackermann Residence and Marker
Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Ackermann Residence 1856

This building is one of the first constructed in the village and housed Amana's first communal kitchen. Its exterior walls are constructed of wide vertical wooden planks. — Map (db m90207) HM

Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Amana Colonies
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States U.S. Department . . . — Map (db m48301) HM
Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Amana General Store

The sandstone and frame building was erected in 1856 as a general store and a second floor residence. In 1890, the brick addition was erected. The Amana Society Main Office (Corporate Headquarters) was located in the frame portion of the . . . — Map (db m90203) HM

Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Amana History

Amana Colonies Iowa Historic Site

This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places ———————— Members of a religious group known as the "Community of True . . . — Map (db m90177) HM

Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Amana Woolen Mill 1857

The Amana Woolen Mill complex has been manufacturing fabric and blankets for over 150 years. This building escaped the 1923 mill fire and was restored in 1999 after a wind storm. — Map (db m90205) HM

Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Dredging Amana's Millrace
The Amana Millrace begins 6.5 miles west of here at the Iowa River. Workers from the seven Amana villages first began construction in 1865 using hand tools and oxen-drawn scrapers and wagons. The earthen levees were reinforced with wood posts and . . . — Map (db m48305) HM
Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Lily Lake, Amana Colonies

The Amana Lily Lake is an incidental creation brought about by the development of the mill race which supplies power to the woolen mill and which historically provided water power for numerous other Amana industries. Originally, a bog or wet . . . — Map (db m90215) HM

Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Ronneburg Restaurant 1860

This communal kitchen and residence was converted into a restaurant soon after the communal era. It has been home to the Ronneburg since 1950. — Map (db m90182) HM

Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Site of the 35th World Plowing Matches September 9-10 1988

Hosted by Amana Society and the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce — Map (db m90180) HM

Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — The Wickery

Originally built as a watch house (wacht stube), in 1860, this structure has been used for a variety of purposes. The umbrella shop (schirm shop) was housed in this building for a period of time. Later the building housed the farmers' chicken . . . — Map (db m90208) HM

Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Wash House and Woodshed ca.1865
. . . — Map (db m90212) HM
Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Water Power for Amana's Mills
Six and one-half miles in length, the Amana Millrace was built in 1865 - 1869 to provide waterpower for the community's mills in Middle Amana and Amana. Here at Amana the millrace powered the woolen mill, calico factory, flour mill and . . . — Map (db m48297) HM
Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Windmill House ca. 1880
The original use of this building is unknown. It was used to manufacture a feed additive for hogs from 1908-1932, so that it is commonly referred to as the "Hog Powder House." — Map (db m48304) HM
Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Wohn Haus

This building was constructed in 1881. The original purpose of the structure was as a communal residence. It remained a residential property until 1988. — Map (db m90213) HM


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