And it gave me a chance to add one more log cabin to my life list.
This past weekend my daughter attended a Girl Scout weekend in Innsbrook Mo.
And for several years the local historical society has been restoring one of the original homes found on the property. Details can be found here.
What follows are photos from my trip to see it.
As can be seen here, the front porch at one time had been closed off to make two more rooms.
The workers put in a wonderful new foundation of stone. The porch faces west.
Showing the excellent foundation.
The gable ends look much like they did in the earliest photo.
Here clearly can be seen the two separate pens of the log cabins. The smaller one to the right.
Some indications in the larger of the two cabins suggest that it had at one time been located some where else and had been moved to this spot at some point in time.
This was not an unusual practice.
The doorway was placed, as it would have been, in the dog-trot.
New metal roof and six-over-six windows.
I am not sure way they brought the siding down a little further on this end, but it does not take away from the appeal of the place.
This image shows how it looked before restoration and rebuilding.
Notice the uneven boards closing in the gable end of the smoke house.
Again, the uneven corners.
The stairs up to the second story are behind the left hand door, and are accessed from the front porch.
The volunteers who worked on it did a wonderful job in all they did.
I will add more information as I learn more about this place.
My daughter would love this room.
Excellent work by all involved.
And what is really cool is that this place is not to far from my cabin.
Pictures were taken of the photos of the cabin before and during restoration and can be found at the cabin.