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Harmony Hall

If you were fortunate enough to be a guest of the Miners, you might stay in one of the eight bedrooms in Heart’s Delight Cottage, which of course meant you had your own private bath. Later, a guest house was built to accommodate a large number of visitors. Called Harmony Hall, the cottage was located 250 feet beyond Heart’s
Delight Cottage. It contained an elevator and an auditorium that could seat 300, complete with a stage, Welte philharmonic pipe organ, and dressing rooms. The Miners hosted a Christmas party here each year for the children of their employees. The third and fourth floors of Harmony Hall were identical, each containing 10 bedrooms with private baths and a central lounge and kitchen area for the convenience of the guests.

Harmony Hall was removed during farm consolidation in the 1960s.

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