Single-Pen Tenant Farmhouse, Dodge County

Houses of this type are generally identified as tenant properties, though many likely began as starter homes for small farmers. As the farms evolved, they may have been repurposed as housing for sharecroppers or other tenants. This isn’t to say that scores of these weren’t built specifically for tenant use, but it’s important to point out that not all were originally built for that purpose. It’s impossible to pinpoint without knowing the specific history of a property, but something to consider when recording such places.

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