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Color image of the interior of Schott Barn. Photographed on May 26, 2014, by Craig Voth.

Schott Barn interior

The interior of Schott Barn. Photographed on May 26, 2014, by Craig Voth.

Color image of Castleswanhill, a chicken house adjacent to Schott Barn, c.1985.

Castleswanhill (chicken house)

Castleswanhill, a chicken house adjacent to Schott Barn, c.1985.

Color image of Schott Barn with its roof intact, c.1985.

Schott Barn with roof intact

Schott Barn with its roof intact, c.1985.

Frank Schott Barn, Stevens County

The stone barn built by German immigrant Frank Schott in 1923 is a prime example of innovative Midwestern architecture. The barn, located just southwest of Chokio, stands out above the fields near the Stevens and Big Stone County lines. Many feel it serves as a reminder of the determination and skills of the immigrants who did their own building throughout the Midwest. Though the barn’s wooden roof collapsed in 1993, its stone walls remain standing in the early twenty-first century.

Color image of the sanctuary inside St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis. Photographed by Paul Nelson on June 10, 2014.

Sanctuary of St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral

Sanctuary inside St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis. Photographed by Paul Nelson on June 10, 2014.

Color image of the exterior of St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis. Photographed by Paul Nelson on June 10, 2014.

Exterior of St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral

The exterior of St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis. Photographed by Paul Nelson on June 10, 2014.

Color image of the dome and chandelier inside St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis. Photographed by Paul Nelson on June 10, 2014.

Dome and chandelier

Dome and chandelier inside St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis. Photographed by Paul Nelson on June 10, 2014.

St. Nicholas Cathedral, Omsk

St. Nicholas Cathedral in Omsk, Siberia, 2006. Photograph by Wikimedia Commons user Dmitri Lebedev.

Black and white photograph of the interior of the sanctuary in St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, c.1910.

Interior of the sanctuary in St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral

Interior of the sanctuary in St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, c.1910.

Black and white photograph of the interior of the sanctuary in St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Minneapolis with an icon screen and banners, c.1906.

St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral sanctuary with an icon screen and banners

Interior of the sanctuary in St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Minneapolis with an icon screen and banners, c.1906.

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