The cultural architecture of the Germans from Russia includes housing construction and building materials focusing on North Dakota and the Northern Plains. The Germans from Russia promotes and assists preservation of German-Russian architecture as an important aspect of remembering German-Russian heritage.
GRHC’s Father William C. Sherman Photograph Collection encompasses over 13,000 black and white photographs, negatives, color slides, floor plans and site survey documents. The subjects of interest include houses, barns, sheds, and various agricultural structures. Today, many of these structures no longer exist. Find the Father William C. Sherman Collection on Digital Horizons.
The Welk Homestead State Historic Site of the State Historical Society of North Dakota (SHSND), located near Strasburg, ND, presents important Germans from Russia architectural construction of the original 1899 farmhouse, made from traditional sun-baked clay basta bricks, as well as the original summer kitchen, granary and privy. GRHC works closely with the SHSND to provide visual presentation of the history and culture of the Germans from Russia at the Welk Homestead. For further information of the Welk Homestead, go to the Welk Homestead State Historic Site page.