Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Finally pulled over. . . . .

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.

This is the first view you get if you are coming from the east.
At one time a small simple farm house.

As can be seen from this closer view, only the lower portion of the north section is log.
The upper story of the north section and the whole southern room is framed.
But framed a very long time ago.

This photo kind of shows the stages of construction.
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.

A little closer look.

Even clearer on the eastern wall.
Log, with stone between the logs.
Whitewash on the logs.
Wood to attach siding and plaster (interior).
And above and left, the framed rooms.

On the northern end, the fireplace was removed when a stove was added. The whole filled in with a window added.

Stairs in a closet lead upstairs.
Plaster and wood.
Painted stairs.

Upstairs, like the whole interior is simple and plain with little ornamentation.

This is the only part of the upstairs I could get to because the floor was no good over the other rooms.

Simple banisters and wood work.

Plaster walls, wood floor and ceiling.

Upstairs was this one beautiful old trunk. Beyond saving now I'm afraid.

Wainscoting on ceiling and walls on the lower level.

You can just see, right middle, part of the stair way closet.

This stairway latch was the most ornate feature in the house.

North-east view.

The owner suggests that several other log building stood on the property, one of which he described as a 'fort'.

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.


  1. My expertise in log cabins is based entirely on reading your blogs over the years (what better primer could there be?) and to me that looks like a classic cabin.

    1. It is a very good study on the progression of rural construction and how ones surroundings dictates the growth.