George Klinge House
304 West 7th Street
Born in Marburg, Hesse, Germany in 1809, George Klinge immigrated first to Maryland, then to Maysville, Kentucky, before coming to Hermann. He was a bricklayer and maker whose business produced some 465,000 bricks per year, generating an annual profit of $1,000—a lot of money back then! He also produced wine in the barrel-vault brick cellar. The handsome Georgian-style house was built between 1858 and 1860, with a one-story brick addition in the 1870-1880s, and a frame addition around 1900. In typical German style, the house is built close to the street to allow for a larger garden.
We are in love with this old home. The more people in it, the happier it is.