The Story of Sauk City. Tucked along the rolling, verdant hills of the Wisconsin River, just a little ways from modern Madison, Sauk City is Wisconsin’s oldest incorporated village. In 1840, a charismatic Hungarian named Agoston Haraszthy settled here and later founded the town, originally named Széptaj which means “beautiful place” in Hungarian.
In 1852 this pioneering village became Sauk City, and was incorporated in 1854. Over the next 20 years, the population grew rapidly with an economy based mostly around wheat and hops farming. In 1870, our beautiful barn was raised here, with more than XXXX square feet of storage for crops and implements. The craftsmanship and quality endured through generations, eventually falling into disuse.
We were excited to discover this piece of Wisconsin heritage in 2013, and proud to rescue the beautiful timber and materials for use in everything from flooring and architectural accents to carefully crafted furniture.