Log Construction in the Ohio Country 1750-1850
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Log Construction in the Ohio Country, 1750-1850
By Donald A. Hutslar

Log construction entered the Ohio territory with the seventeenth-century fur traders and mid-eighteenth-century squatters and then spread throughout most of the area after the opening of the territory in the 1780s. Scottish-Irish and German settlers, using techniques from the eastern states and European homelands, found the abundant timber resources of the Ohio country ideally suited to this simple, durable form of construction. Hutslar documents this early architecture with extensive descriptive materials from local histories, diaries, traveler's accounts, building contracts and many recent site photographs. These descriptions will be interesting for modern craftsmen and other builders involved in historic restoration or log construction generally.

Hutslar's extensive fieldwork is valuable to students of vernacular architecture and preservationists and this abridged paperback edition of his book is a boon to traveling or local history buffs that can refer to this wealth of information at their leisure.

Log Contraction in the Ohio Country, 1750-1850 is an abridged edition of Hutsiar's award-winning The Architecture of Migration.

Paperback: 271 pages
Publisher: Ohio University Press (October 1, 1992)
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches

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