Thursday, July 24, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
And I was pleasantly surprised yet again.
I the fore ground you can see some hewn logs arranged like another cabin is going up.
Jesse is either shaping, cutting and fitting the logs before raising them and the far west end (so he doesn't have to raise and lower them more than once), or it is a display for a festival this weekend.
I am going with the former.
You can see some progress on the far end second story.
he will trim the lengths before chinking.
Not how the top shingles over hang the ridge?
This is done with the prevailing wind, before we had ridge caps or tin for roofing.
This is just one of a couple ways to do it, and, like the structure, very old school.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Which left daughter and I with a free afternoon to go on one of our 'expeditions'.
Which usually involves me dragging her to old towns and buildings.
I think she likes it.
Today took us through some of the prettiest country in Missouri, Hwy '94'.
This old service station is still in use in Defiance.
The painting on the side is done by the brother of our good friend Michael Haynes, Bryan did this painting for the Katy Trail.
An old log building I had heard about on facebook.
Although much of the front structure is beyond repair, there are some neat features.
The dark logs indicate water damage.
My guess would be that one or more of these cabins had been moved previously, a long time ago and rebuilt together.
It is not unusual for settlers to move cabins (a lot easier than building another) once they found a better location for a more permanent home.
The foundation is very nice on this whole building.
The building was not open, so we did not get to explore the inside.
St. Antony's church, Warren County.
Yes, it still has an outhouse.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Not much had been done over the last year, when we visited it,
but they are finally at it again. . .
Friday, April 11, 2014
This little structure had been rebuilt from other logs and made to function as part of the 'tourist' attraction when they have ole timey events on the grounds.
So it can't be faulted to much for how it looks.
A little to 'Lil Abner' for my taste, but it serves it's purpose and it saved some logs.
But it is not beyond repair.