H.F. Hamm House
The Hamm House, built in the settlement era for Johann and Anna Hamm, is an important Manitoba example of a traditional Mennonite vernacular-style residence. Composed almost entirely of materials found at hand, the structure is characterized by its 1½-storey height, broad rectangular form and especially strong construction, including a heavy timber frame, stacked lumber walls and mud bricks in the upper levels.
These features reflect the basic design and building methods used by Mennonites prior to their nineteenth-century emigration from Russia. The Hamm House, originally part of a combined home/barn unit, remains an integral component of the preserved resources found in the rare street village of Neubergthal, a national historic site of Canada.
Source: Rural Municipality of Rhineland By-law No. 2004-11, December 8, 2004
Source: Roland Sawatzky, “The Control of Social Space in Mennonite Housebarns of Manitoba, 1874-1910,” (PhD dissertation, Simon Fraser University, 2005), 241-242.