Welcome to The Iron Horse Inn! This historic home is located in the heart of Hermann's downtown Historic district. It was built in 1898 by August Dietzel and his wife Amalia.
Amalia's father, Henry German, was an accomplished woodcarver, cabinetmaker and artist. The most notable examples of his carvings were the twelve great casks made for Stone Hill Winery during the 1860's. On each of the casks was carved a figure representing one of the Apostles. During prohibition these casks were tragically broken down and sent to Germany and to this day these great casks have not been seen again.
In 1898 August and Amalia Dietzel built a beautiful Queen Anne Victorian house on the same lot which occupied Amalia's parents' home. Their house was the pride of Hermann as quoted in the Hermann newspaper. August Dietzel was the local tinsmith, the town postmaster and at one time the Sheriff of Gasconade County. His tinsmith shop is a small building, still with its original exterior, located on the rear of the Iron Horse Inn property. August's shop was built at the same time that the main house was built.
August and Amalia had two daughters, Rose and Maurine. Maurine Dietzel married William Coe and they then moved into her parents home, which is the Historic Iron Horse Inn today. William Coe was the mayor of Hermann from 1978 to 1982 and was a very well known and highly respected mayor. While living in the home, William and Maureen raised one daughter, Molly.
In 1999, Ruth and Larry Hauser, residents of the Hermann area acquired the house and spent almost a year painstakingly renovating the home to the beautiful state that it is in today. Carefully putting in all of the modern conveniences while still keeping it's original historic charm.
If you want to take a step back in time and relax enjoying the charm of the wonderful city of Hermann and all that it has to offer, then come visit and let me share my home with you.
207 E. 4th Street
P O Box 170
Hermann, MO 65041