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Boy Scout Log Cabin

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1926. 1976, restored. Northeast corner of Main and Wright streets
  • Boy Scout Log Cabin (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

In Goldfield is a building that matches one's idea of what a perfect log cabin should be. The Boy Scouts constructed the building, and it's almost as good as making one yourself with Lincoln Logs. This cabin has an appropriately crude chimney and fireplace on one gable wall, a door that reaches up and is tucked in under the eaves, and two wood barrels at each corner.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 394-394.

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