Amana, IA Photos

The Amana Colonies consists of seven small villages settled by a religious group of Inspirations in 1861, moving from Buffalo, NY where they settled about 1843 after fleeing persecution in Germany. The colonies were run as a commune until 1932 & collectively set up enterprises like Maytag & woolen mills.

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Amana festhall barn. Amana, IA.Amana streetscape. Amana, IA.Old Yoke Inn. Amana, IA.Amana-style stone cottage. Amana, IA.
Amana festhall barn. Amana, IA.Amana streetscape. Amana, IA.Old Yoke Inn. Amana, IA.Amana-style stone cottage. Amana, IA.
Wine, cheese & jelly Haus in wooden building. Amana, IA.Powder House shop in old windmill. Amana, IA.School building now part of Amana Heritage Museum. Amana, IA.Settlers cottage at Amana Heritage Museum. Amana, IA.
Wine, cheese & jelly Haus in wooden building. Amana, IA.Powder House shop in old windmill. Amana, IA.School building now part of Amana Heritage Museum. Amana, IA.Settlers cottage at Amana Heritage Museum. Amana, IA.
Cast iron stove at Amana Heritage Museum. Amana, IA.High Amana Store of dressed stone. High Amana, IA.High Amana Store entrance. High Amana, IA.Sink with water hand pump in High Amana Store. High Amana, IA.
Cast iron stove at Amana Heritage Museum. Amana, IA.High Amana Store (1857) of dressed stone. High Amana, IA.High Amana Store entrance. High Amana, IA.Sink with water hand pump in High Amana Store. High Amana, IA.
Tin ceiling in High Amana Store. High Amana, IA.Antique bottles & utensils in High Amana Store. High Amana, IA.Pickles & sauerkraut in High Amana Store. High Amana, IA.High Amana gallery crafts shop building. High Amana, IA.
Tin ceiling in High Amana Store. High Amana, IA.Antique bottles & utensils in High Amana Store. High Amana, IA.Pickles & sauerkraut in High Amana Store. High Amana, IA.High Amana gallery crafts shop building. High Amana, IA.
Typical Amana grape trellis attached to side of building. High Amana, IA.Ruedy communal kitchen building fed all in village up to 1932. Middle Amana, IA.Ruedy communal kitchen interior. Middle Amana, IA.Pots & pans in Ruedy communal kitchen. Middle Amana, IA.
Typical Amana grape trellis attached to side of building. High Amana, IA.Ruedy communal kitchen building (1863) fed all in village up to 1932. Middle Amana, IA.Ruedy communal kitchen interior. Middle Amana, IA.Pots & pans in Ruedy communal kitchen. Middle Amana, IA.
Ice box in Ruedy communal kitchen. Middle Amana, IA.Communal table set in Ruedy communal kitchen. Middle Amana, IA.Stoneware crock from G.W. Brady of Buffalo, NY from where the Amana community migrated in Ruedy communal kitchen. Middle Amana, IA.Stoneware bottle in Ruedy communal kitchen. Middle Amana, IA.
Ice box in Ruedy communal kitchen. Middle Amana, IA.Communal table set in Ruedy communal kitchen. Middle Amana, IA.Stoneware crock from G.W. Brady of Buffalo, NY from where the Amana community migrated in Ruedy communal kitchen. Middle Amana, IA.Stoneware bottle in Ruedy communal kitchen. Middle Amana, IA.
Amana Society 1900 calendar on wall of Ruedy communal kitchen. Middle Amana, IA.Wagon wheel assembly at cooper shop museum. Middle Amana, IA.Barrel making at cooper shop museum. Middle Amana, IA.Lily Lake waterscape. Middle Amana, IA.
Amana Society 1900 calendar on wall of Ruedy communal kitchen. Middle Amana, IA.Wagon wheel assembly at cooper shop museum. Middle Amana, IA.Barrel making at cooper shop museum. Middle Amana, IA.Lily Lake waterscape. Middle Amana, IA.
Cottage garden. South Amana, IA.Wooden broom & basket shop. West Amana, IA.Amana-style round wood pile as used in 1850s. West Amana, IA.
Cottage garden. South Amana, IA.Wooden broom & basket shop. West Amana, IA.Amana-style round wood pile as used in 1850s. West Amana, IA.

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