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Brick Hofgarten with European detailing, built to replicate old horse stalls, copper roof, iron fencing and gilt deer at the entry way. URLS: www.hermannfarm.org www.tasteforthearts.org
Brick buildings are 14 feet wide, and both approximately 60 feet in length. Both buildings face a courtyard that overlooks Old Frene Creek in historic Hermann, Missouri. Custom details make these two buildings spectacular for events and art shows. The fountain at the entry was imported from France, artist Hans Droog designed the golden deer atop the fence at the entrance. Mahogany doors throughout, hand forged chandeliers and an artist crafted sun dial graces the one building's exterior facade.
The building is accessible by rail and auto and walking. People love the place, which developed when an old run down gas station was torn down and these buildings rose from the ashes. Visually it has created an amazing portal into Hermann, sidewalks all brick pavers as is the interior courtyard, garden plantings totally surround the place like the binding on a beautiful quilt.
As a first impression, does not get any better than this. For events both men and women visit, seating is wrought iron tables, umbrellas, chairs or walnut stained plank harvest tables with benches to match. Vehicles do not dominate, but gardens and impressive brick structures as well as the relocated stone guest houses on the hillside also add to the overall look, creating what essentially looks like Germany in the heart of Mid Missouri
Monthly events, musical events, 4-H Farm Fairs, Kristkindl Markt expansion from the near by Hermannhof Festhalle, Taste for the Arts show in early June, Octoberfest musicals, Car Shows, Rendezvous with Lewis and Clark re-enactors and future Civil War and Old Threshers events, Cast Iron Cooking events, educational events with the towns Wurstfest/Sausage Festival and most recently a large Quilt Show.
Mood is all good! Art, Music, Cooking, Dance, views to amaze all around. Place is used either singly with visitors to town meandering into the space, or used with large groups who come to take part in the events. Ratio of Visitor to Tourist is 50/50. Element of local pride is high with gratitude for creating such a gorgeous area that is currently expanding down Gutenberg to what will soon be the Hermann Farm Stables and the Hermann, Missouri Wagon Werks--a museum of early horse drawn conveyances.
The Hofgarten in Hermann, Missouri was built by James F. Dierberg. The restoration of the Hermann Stables and the Wagon Werks to follow are also projects funded by Mr James F. Dierberg.
*Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.