Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Log fix for the week - Lake Killarney Mo.

 I have not found the complete history of this place yet, . . but am working on it.

Camp Penuel was started in 1974, but I am guessing the building has been around longer than that.
Camps of this type were very popular in the 1930 and 40's, and sometimes before then.
 Made of local logs, probably cedar found near by.

All the logs are fairly small and about eight feet long.

I don't think it was a CCC project, but it appears much the same as some of those kind of projects.

 This is a view from the entrance near the sign.
 Back side porch entrance.
 Same entrance but further out.

 Front view but other end.
 Only picture I could get for the inside, and that was through a window.

Still looks like it would have been a fun place.
 Other end of the porch side.

This would have been the front entrance, but the steps are pretty bad now.

 These next images are of some other buildings that would have been near by years ago, also near or on Lake Killarney.

This one would have been wonderful to see!

Another view.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Breckenridge cabin

We had a chance to once again ski in Breckenridge Co. a couple of weeks ago.
I had hoped to walk around town a little to take pictures of some of the old cabins, but it never happened.
Here however is a photo of an old photo of a cabin near by.

Probably early 1900's.

Nice little porch out front.

Note the chimney.
For a chimney to draw correctly, it should be higher than the peak of the cabin or building.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Just won't give up. . . .

 I have been watching this little cabin try to fall down for going on 25 years now.

It is in a field, near the road, close to our local kayak river in southern Mo.
 Not a big place, maybe 14 x 14.
At one time, 15 years ago, I tried the get the stones from the old chimney but the land owner said someone else already had asked for them.
 The dovetail notches are very nice.
Clean and well made.
 At one time, indicated by the vertical boards on the outside, it probably had clap-board siding on it.

I can see one upper floor joist in this picture, so even if it was only a half story, there would have been some room upstairs.
 Here is a fine example of wood between the logs to hold the chinking.

A close up of the same.

Two walls are completely gone.
With the two remaining still looking pretty good.
 One day I will drive by and it will have fallen down completely, but for now, it is still holding on.

In this photo you can see better the vertical boards for the siding.
The size indicates it was probably never the main home. Maybe a field hands.