To celebrate the weekend and our anniversary my wife and I headed to Hermann Mo.
An historic Missouri River town with tons of German heritage. Lots of great . . . .
And a treat for me this weekend was seeing several new (to me). . . .
This one is being rebuilt right along one of the main drags into town.
It is going to be a great restoration.
But this type of cantilevered roof would be pretty common on log buildings further east like in the Smoky Mountains.
The work being done is top-notch.
Wood shingles on the roof. Tongue and grove ceilings and floors.
Being a building that is going to see a lot of traffic, obviously codes must be followed and the construction around those issues is well done indeed. All is in keeping with the style of the building. What is really cool about the building is the logs that continue over the dog trot (or center) section of the building, which usually means the building was planned this way from the beginning and not just two separate cribs built side by side at different times.
If this was originally built as a barn, the open center would have made easy access for a wagon to be driven under cover. So would the big roof overhangs.
The lack of many window openings would suggest this was built as a barn.
Sitting near this wonderful barn, just behind it and up on a hill (you can just see it in the second photo) was another reconstruction underway.
The back left cabin with siding is the one on the original site.
Some new foundation work was being done to bring it up to code.
This cabin came from another site and is being rebuilt here. The logs were all tag and numbered.
It will be interesting to follow this reconstruction over the next year or so.
Part two in the next day or so.