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The log cabin is as much an image as it is a building. It evokes thoughts of maple syrup and the American frontier. It is an important setting in the stories of real and fictional people such as Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Boone, and Uncle Tom. Perhaps because of this, people give the log cabin a status no other type of house enjoys. Demolitions of 200-year-old houses suddenly stop when logs are discovered. The reality is more complex than the popular image of the log cabin in a small clearing. Log houses range from crude huts to fancy plantation houses. City houses, churches, jails, and courthouses were also built of logs. This essay addresses the complexities of the log cabin through a focus on the earliest log houses in Kentucky, and serves as an introduction to the origins, construction, forms, finish, and furnishing of log houses in the frontier and early statehood period, about 1770-1800.
Sources for the Study of Early Log Houses in Kentucky
Very few of the earliest log houses in Kentucky survive. The log houses we see now tend to be the best built ones, and those of later dates. Because house builders had long careers, and house types change slowly over time, later log buildings do offer us some information about the earlier houses. We can also learn more from archaeological investigations. Finally, we have documentary sources such as letters, drawings, contracts, and memoirs. A lot of research remains to be done, but with current knowledge, we do have some pretty clear ideas about the early log house.
The Origins of the Log House on the Kentucky Frontier
By the middle of the eighteenth century, the lack of available land in the colonies prompted people to look West towards territory occupied by Native Americans. Explorers began entering Kentucky in the 1750’s, and by the late 1770’s, European Americans, and to some extent, African Americans began moving to the area in large numbers. These colonists brought their ideas of what a house should be. These ideas varied depending on their backgrounds. In a similar way, the immigrants who colonized America in the seventeenth century brought house concepts from their countries of origin with them to the New World. However, house types had already changed in the colonies as people adapted to their new surroundings. Swedes, Finns, Germans, and other Continental Europeans brought over log building technology. The English, who didn’t build in log at home, quickly adopted the technique. Log building was well established by the time homesteaders began migrating to Kentucky in the 1770’s-1790’s, and was most common in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and the Carolinas, the source regions of most of Kentucky’s pioneers.
When they first arrived, most homesteaders kept their shelter expectations low. Establishing a farmstead on the frontier required a carefully planned and executed strategy. Building a fancy house was rarely the first thing they did. After arriving, preferably in the early spring, the pioneers began work to “improve” their land. The first task was to cut down trees, both to clear land and provide building materials. They chopped down the trees with axes (a vital tool) or girdled them (cutting a ring through the bark to kill the tree). Then there were fences to put up, fields to plow and plant, domestic animals to raise, and a house to build and furnish. The first dwelling on a site was often a simple lean-to or hut of stacked logs that could be partially dug into a hillside, or built quickly with a post-in-the-ground frame (figure 1a). Some of these structures may have been covered with bark or animal skins, taking cues from Native American dwellings. Homesteaders used such lean-tos for short periods while surveying or clearing land and building a better cabin. After they built a more substantial cabin, the old shelter could be dismantled or kept for an animal pen or storage shed.
What little we do know about the early temporary structures comes from brief descriptions in documentary records. These shelters are similar to those the first colonists built when they landed in coastal areas a century and a half earlier. William Sudduth, interviewed in the 1840’s, remembered two such structures. The first “was a cabbin raised & covered at Maysville without either being chinked, daubed, or a fire place in it,” where the family stayed for a short time at their point of entry into Kentucky. This was probably much like the log cabin in figure 1b. The second building Sudduth describes is the “camp,” a lean-to structure typical of first shelters on a homestead, which he says was “about 8 feet wide and 10 feet deep, covered over with puncheons & built up on three sides with logs.” This was similar to the lean-to shown in (figure 1a). Puncheons are thick, hand-split and unfinished boards.
Settlers usually built a single-pen log cabin for their first shelter after a lean-to. This would be one square or rectangular box (figure 1b) of stacked logs with a gable roof. Pens could be square or rectangular, and could range in size from 12 feet square to 20 x 24 feet. It typically had no weatherboarding or window glass, but may have had a stick and mud chimney. The poorest quality ones would have round logs and a dirt floor, with no fireplace like Sudduth’s cabin in Maysville. The pioneers could build such rough cabins themselves with a few simple tools. They lived in such cabins for the first year or two. As soon as possible, the homesteaders built a more substantial structure with hewn logs and a wood floor, such as the cabin shown in figure 2. This house could be improved in the coming years through additions of siding, windows, interior plaster, and enlargements such as a porch, lean-to, ell, (ells are rear additions perpendicular to the main building) or the attachment of another pen. The first crude log cabin could be retained as an attached or freestanding kitchen, slave house, laundry, barn, smoke house, or a workshop.
The popular image of the settler building a house with an ax and no nails probably has its origins in the crude first cabins. The typical house, however, required the labors of a professional builder, and possibly a mason as well. These builders used an extensive array of tools, and manufactured articles such as nails, glass, hardware, and bricks. Period records of professional builders are scant, but we know that pioneers set up varying professional trades as soon as possible. Builders looking for work saw the fast-growing frontier as a land of opportunity, as did the farmers looking for quality land. The best evidence of the building profession is in the buildings themselves. The average farmer did not have the skills or the tools needed to make window sash, join a mantle, dovetail corner joints, or frame a staircase. So he turned to the skills of carpenters and masons, paying in several forms of currency or cash equivalents (such as tobacco or whiskey) or even bartering for their services. The farmer, his family, and slaves all could contribute labor to the project of building a house, but the builder took responsibility for its design and construction.
In many cases, the first professionally built house was also replaced once again after some time by a more substantial dwelling, preferably one of frame or masonry construction. The first house could be incorporated into the new house, or left freestanding for use as an outbuilding or slave house. In some cases, it was demolished for building materials. Where very early log houses do survive to the present, they are usually enclosed within the later additions of a larger house or even a barn.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NYS MUSEUM PLANS FAMILY FUN WEEKEND FOR MAY 5- 6
Albany, New York -- 04/26/07
ALBANY, NY – Joan Steiner’s “Look-Alikes’’ will be the theme of the New York State
Museum’s next Family Fun Weekend May 5 and 6.
Family Fun Weekend, presented by Fidelis Care, takes place from 1- 4 p.m. both
days. Activities, which are free of charge, are held mostly in Bird Hall, on the Museum’s
The program coincides with the opening on Saturday, May 5 of Steiner’s new
exhibition at the State Museum – Look-Alikes: The Amazing World of Joan Steiner. A
Hudson artist, Steiner uses everyday objects to create three-dimensional dioramas in
which the objects themselves become hidden. Her books “Look-Alikes’’ invite readers to
locate the familiar items -- a pretzel, coin or zipper -- from within the scenes she creates
of a park, ice cream shop or zoo. Adults and children often find that the search becomes
At 1 p.m. Saturday, Steiner will present a 30-minute slide show in South Hall and
will be available to greet visitors after that. At 2 p.m. Saturday Lou Pollack, a
designer-illustrator from Bearsville, will talk and demonstrate how to make a picture
book. Children will be able to make their own book to take home.
Throughout the day on Sunday artists represented by “The Bad as Art Gallery,’’ based
in Albany, will present an interactive illustration workshop. The gallery promotes fair
trade sales of fine art crafts, created by artists from 28 second and third-world countries.
Albany-area artists who will participate in Sunday’s program include Dave Geurin, Heidi
Weinman, Lisa McLain, Stephen Mead and Marcus K. Anderson.
Throughout the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday, visitors will be able to make their
own “Look-Alike” picture collage by choosing from hundreds of pictures from
magazines. They can also make a craft straight from Steiner’s “Look-Alike’’ bookS,
use lollipops and “Bugle” snacks to create an elf and participate in a “Look-Alike”
scavenger hunt and win a prize. Family Fun activity packets also will be distributed.
Family Fun Weekends, presented by Fidelis Care, offer theme-based family activities,
on the first weekend of the month.
The New York State Museum, established in 1836, is a program of the New York
State Education Department. Located at the Empire State Plaza on Madison Avenue in
Albany, the Museum is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on Thanksgiving and
Christmas. Admission is free and the Museum is fully accessible.
Mexico International Furniture Market (Expo Mueble Guadalajara)
The Mexico International Furniture Market will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico, February 9 – 12, 2011. With over 50,000 square meters of exhibition space, the market showcases more than 500 exhibitors and their products. More than 10,000 international buyers attend the market, providing excellent international exposure to wholesale furniture manufacturers.
Review and Approval of Facilities for Research on Living Organisms and Greenhouse Christopher Dinno, Senior Director for Facilities Management presented a concept rendering for the proposed relocation of one of the existing Greenhouses on campus and the addition of a scientifically termed Head House and a Small Living Organism Facility. The design of the Head House and Small Living Organism Facility would be consistent with the existing facilities. Dr. Richard Whitkus, Department Chair of Biology informed committee members that the funding for this project is contingent upon receiving grant funding through the National Science Foundation (NSF) that the School of Science and Technology applied for in August 2009. Whitkus explained that this project has several components which will benefit research efforts to improve and enhance the Biology Department. Whitkus informed committee members that the existing middle greenhouse should be reoriented to an east-west axis to improve conditions necessary for the propagation of plants. All existing greenhouses are in need of new infrastructure which includes upgrading the existing temperature controllers, lighting and humidity controllers. To support the revitalization of the greenhouses, a new Head House will be constructed which will provide an outdoor covered area for plant preparation and potting, and interior spaces for potting plants, storage, benches, an office and a restroom facility. An addition of a Small Living Organism Facility is also being proposed. President Armiñana inquired about the size of the animals that would be housed in the facility. Whitkus responded animals smaller than an elephant seal. Whitkus informed members that this facility is necessary as when the greenhouses were relocated in 2004 due to the Recreation Center Construction, the Small Living Organism Facility was not replaced and while Darwin Hall has a cold room, it is not sufficient for the needs of the department. The proposed facility would restore the department’s research capacity. The facility will include an observation space, sink area, and storage spaces. Nate Johnson, Senior Director for Police and Parking Services/Chief of Police inquired about the level of security that the Small Living Organism Facility would have. Whitkus responded that the facility would be occupied by two people at all times when in use and access to the facility would be limited to only those who are licensed to obtain the small animals. Elizabeth Chellini inquired about vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Laurel Drive. Dinno responded that there is a fair amount of westbound traffic in the morning but it decreases by mid day. Dr. Scott Severson, Faculty Representative inquired about the timing of the project from start to finish. Whitkus replied that the grant was applied for in August 2009 and it may be two years before funding is approved. Severson inquired about how long small animals would be kept in the facility to which Whitkus replied less than 24 hours.
Naftzger Memorial Park
Photo of Naftzger Memorial Park
Address: 102 S. St. Francis
District: District 6
A mini-park, acquired in 1980, located in the heart of downtown Wichita containing many beautiful flowers, trees and shrubs, and grass accenting the waterfall that flows into a pond. Park benches and a gazebo add to the park's Victorian style as well as providing a quiet haven in the downtown area.
Maurice Clifford Naftzger came to Wichita as a child in the boom year of 1887. His father Levi S. Naftzger eventually became President of the Fourth National Bank from 1893-1910. Upon his retirement, Levi sold his interest in the bank to Ben McLean. He then helped organize Southwest National Bank in 1915 and served as President. Levi died January 15, 1933. M.C. grew up in the banking business and worked with his father in both banks. M.C. became President of Southwest National Bank in 1934 and died in 1972. The park was built and named M.C. Naftzger Memorial Park in 1977-78 as a bequest from the Naftzger family.
* Decorative water fountain
* Picnic tables
* Carrie Nation Fountain
3404-19 Metal awnings: Manufacturing or assembly
Applies to establishments engaged in the manufacture or assembly of awnings from metals lighter than 9 gauge. Materials may be cut, punched, drilled, riveted, and bent. Machinery includes, but is not limited to, punches, presses, drills, shears, brake presses, and welders. This classification includes the repair of items being manufactured or assembled when done by employees of an employer having operations subject to this classification and when the repair work is done as a part of, and in connection with, the manufacturing or assembly operations. This is a shop or plant only classification; it includes work being performed in an adjacent yard when operated by an employer having operations subject to this classification.
This classification excludes all activities away from the shop or plant, and establishments engaged in the manufacture of awnings from canvas or other textiles which is to be reported separately in classification 3802.