Thursday, June 26, 2014
Portland Mo Expedition 6/2014 - a new 'old' log cabin.
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.