Moved to Dakota City in November of 1990, the building was donated by Dwain and Lorraine Otte of Randolph. Originally used as a farm repair shop, it was located on the Russell Pflaum farm near Randolph. The building now contains harness and shoe repair equipment, much of which came from the Frank Mahowald Shoe and Harness Shop in Lakeville. Earlier in this century, such shops were an integral part of any rural community.
This building originally came from Randolph, approximately 10 miles southeast of this location.