1800s Log Cabin with Front and Back Porches


Charley Regenary's Log Cabin, built near Chewelah, Washington, around 1900.


The little, one and one-half story log cabin shown above was abandoned and in disrepair in 1936 when the U.S. Works Progress Administration measured it and created a set of drawings of it for the Historic American Buildings Survey. It was probably build in the early 1900s.  The drawings, which included floor plans, exterior elevations and building sections, show how the cabin would have looked when it was new.


The pretty cabin, with front and back porches and shed-roof additions, might be a good model for anyone who is thinking about building a small cabin in the country.


Use the links below to download either 8 1/2 x 11 or large scale prints of the six-page plan set.


1800s Log Cabin Plan with Front and Back Porches


First Floor Plan



8 1/2 x 11 Plan Set  These small plans will print on most computer printers.


Large Scale Plan Set  These plans need a printer with ledger-size paper or larger. If you don't have one, a copy shop should be able to provide prints.


The Historic American Buildings Survey is a joint effort of the Library of Congress and the National Park Service. Read more about their efforts to preserve America's heritage by visiting their website: Built in America  To learn more about the cabin shown here, search for it by its card number: WA0107




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