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Empkie Barn / Tulip Garden Block

7541 N. Van Dyke
Port Austin, MI 48467
Block: Tulip Garden


Our barn was built by Paul's grandfather Fred Empkie in 1930, the same year Paul's father Fred was born.
The barn is on our family's Sesquecentiennial Farm that was established in 1867. It was build by local men in a 
"barn raising" fashion. 

Paul's grandmother was a quilter, and the Tulip quilt was chosen because it was similar to one of her 
applique quilts.

The barn is located on M53 approximately 2 miles south of Port Autsin on the west side of the road.

Safety and Respecting Private Property~
All sites are on private property and should be viewed from the public road unless otherwise indicated at the
site that it is a business open to the public. We are indebted to our barn hosts for their generosity.
When viewing and enjoying the barns and blocks use caution when slowing or stopping near a site.