At the eastern side of the village of Selma, on the north side of Iowa 16, is the Hinkle log cabin, built by Thomas Benjamin Saylor in 1835 and then sold to Capt. Abraham Hinkle in 1868. As the cabin now stands one should refer to it as a log house, for it is a two-story building of some length. It appears to have been built in at least three stages. The center part has a central door with one small window on each side, and on the second floor there is another set of windows over the lower ones. The wings, on the other hand, have pairs of 12–light double-hung windows. The building was put together with wooden pegs rather than nails. The cabin was moved to its present site, restored and furnished by the Van Buren County Historical Society, and is open to the public.
If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.
SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.