Home is the center of Amish life and most life events–birth, marriage, daily work and play, retirement, and even death–happen there. Stephen Scott explores the history and cultural development of three Amish homesteads–each of which has been occupied by the current family of residence for at least four generations. — The Stoltzfus Farm of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The Yoder-Miller Farm of Holmes County, Ohio — The Bontrager-Miller Farm of LaGrange County, Indiana Amish Houses and Barns also includes a photographic essay of typical Amish architecture in each of the three communities. Its numerous anecdotal stories–“Barn Fire,” “The Farm Is Strip-Mined,” and “Amish Style Graffiti”–enhance the human story. 158 pages.