Sielmingen Waschhaus
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 48° 34.555 E 009° 24.807
32U E 530496 N 5380396
Quick Description: This Waschhaus is part of the Beuren outdoor museum but is located before the ticket office and can be viewed without charge.
Location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Date Posted: 12/10/2006 12:24:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM1158
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member WizCreations
Views: 65

Long Description:
This wash house doubled as a baking oven. Private baking ovens were prominent in Württemburg until the building of community bakeries. The building here from a Sielmingen farm was used for multiple purposes :

1) As a baking oven
2) As a wash house
3) As a fruit dryer

The baking oven/wash house was built in 1813. It was part of a farm complex with a 2 story farmhouse, a barn and a stable. The farm was owned jointly by the mayor Michael Fauser and his sister Margaretha Schäfer, born Fauser.

After 1813, the fruit dryer was added.

Before 1919, addition of wash cauldrons. The water could be taken from the stream which flowed under the building.

The baking oven was in use until the 1950s. The wash cauldron was used until the 1960s to supplement other means of washing clothes.

In 1988, the building was dismantled to be relocated at the outdoor museum.

In 1989, it was rebuilt at the outdoor museum.
Visit Instructions:
[EN] Post a picture of you at or near the posted coordinates. If you are alone, hold your GPSr up in front of the camera or try taking a picture of you from arm's length. Also, include a brief story of your visit. [FR] Telechargez une photo de vous a ou aux alentours des coordonnees donnees. Si vous etres seul, tenez votre appareil GPSr devant l'appareil photo ou essayer de prendre une photo de vous en tenant l'appareil photo au bout de bras. Ajouter aussi une description courte de votre visite.
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