Happy New Year to all! Here at Steel Heart, Ltd, we are busy getting our new "home" ready for all of you. This is such an exciting time for us all. What is in store?
This country setting is perfect to showcase our products for both the garden and home. Planters, fencing, trellises, spinners, yard art and much more are on display and ready for purchase.
Along with metal art (much of which is designed by Jacek), also available is a vast assortment of hand-chiseled stone planters, troughs, Japanese lanterns, benches, statuary and more. Visit us to see everything we have to offer - pieces not found at big box stores.
The barn is definitely a historic destination. High on a hill of the Bigfoot Prairie, the barn, constructed in the early 1800s, is said to have been part of the Underground Railroad. The slave hideaway can still be seen today. What an amazing piece of history to share with all! Having escaped from communist Poland in the early 1980s makes this piece of history even more special to co-owner, Jacek Peczkowski.
Shop in the barn for gifts, candles, home decor, local honey (some of which is harvested right here from our own hives) and more.
The home, built in approximately 1838, had been the courtroom, jail, and home to territorial judge, Rudolphus Hutchinson. Not open to the public, one can see the 7 spires on the roof of The House of Seven Gables as you make your way to the barn. Be sure to pick up a copy of the history of this amazing place when here.
Little did they know when they met in an Austrian refugee camp in the 1980s, that one day they would be sharing their business, created from the ground up, with thousands of people. Once a dream that began in 1997 in their Marengo, IL, garage, Jacek & Gretchen Peczkowski are excited to share the next chapter of Steel Heart, Ltd. with you!
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