I am going to have to make that a regular segment, "I finally pulled over, episode. . . . "
I had pulled over at this one before, but this time someone was home and I was able to get some close ups.
Located in southern Lincoln County, the property owner believes it to be late 1700's. Well at least the log part.
I have watched this one for lots of years, gradually losing siding as the years go by. The roof is maintained which keeps the logs in fairly good shape.
At one time a small simple farm house.
The upper story of the north section and the whole southern room is framed.
But framed a very long time ago.
First log. Some of it has wood between the logs (probably the older method) and part has stone (probably added when it was re-chinked)
Original chinking would have been mud, but it has been redone with cement. Probably around the time it was whitewashed.
After the whitewashing, the siding.
Log, with stone between the logs.
Whitewash on the logs.
Wood to attach siding and plaster (interior).
And above and left, the framed rooms.
Plaster and wood.
This is the only part of the upstairs I could get to because the floor was no good over the other rooms.
Plaster walls, wood floor and ceiling.
You can just see, right middle, part of the stair way closet.
His math place this building being built in the late 1700's and that a cemetery that once stood nearby had several graves dating to the 1700's.
I think the owner would be willing to part with this one if he felt someone would rebuild the log structure.
I did get out to the cabin afterwards.