Jacob Baker

The Road Less Traveled Exhibition Series

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Jan 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Approximately twenty miles north of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, Jacob Baker (c. 1880–1939) built a series of embellished miniature houses thought to have been inspired by the nearby Dickeyville Grotto. Baker was a carpenter who built houses throughout the Mississippi River Valley around Menominee, Illinois. He also made a number of “dream houses” that typically stood just a few feet tall.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Jacob Baker

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