Created By: North Dakota State University
The Hagen house was built in 1897 for Martin Hagen on a farm near Horace, ND. Three generations of the Hagen family lived in the home without running water or electricity. The house boasts a summer kitchen which was used for laundry, cooking, and anything that required a fire so the house wouldn’t become too hot in the summer months. There was a dry sink located in the main house were dishes could be washed in buckets of water since there was no running water.
The house still holds many of the Hagen family’s belongings, such as the chest of drawers in the north bedroom, which was made by Martin Hagen in 1898, the clothing in the closet and upstairs bedrooms, the quilts on the beds, and trunks. The home also had an outhouse that was used year round by the many generations. The house along with the summer kitchen and outhouse arrived at Bonanzaville in 1969.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Bonanzaville Historic House Tour