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
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.
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
Built in America To learn more
about the cabin shown here, search for it by its card
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