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Young Log Cabin

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1840. Sunset Park; W. Adams St. between G and H avenues
  • Young Log Cabin (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

The Alexander Young two-story log cabin was originally located on a 320-acre farm situated 4.5 miles northwest of Washington. The Daughters of the American Revolution moved it to Sunset Park and restored it in 1912. The walls of the cabin are of split logs and the windows are double hung. A large stone fireplace and chimney dominated one of the building's gable ends. Next to the Young log cabin is a single-room log cabin (1840), also of split logs. This was moved from a farm northwest of Washington in 1974.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Young Log Cabin", [Washington, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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