Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Two log cabins.
Conway Park, St Louis County.
What is interesting and rare about this one is the logged gable ends. This usually indicates that the cabin is real old and has probably never been moved before.
Once better roofing supplies and milled lumber came along or in more populated areas, framed gables became common.
This first one still lived in.
Period doors and windows are well taken care of.
I once did some consulting on this one.
The owner was worried about a twisted log up in the top half-story, and was concerned about the safety of the structure.
I examined the log, which was gigantic, and told him in my opinion the log had twisted many, many years ago, was to large and to dry to re-twist back, and because it was so old, it wasn't going to twist anymore.
Snow still hanging on, on the north side.
. . . off she went..