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Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Piece of Primitive, Early Oregon

Yesterday Greg and I went for a country drive, and discovered but minutes from our home, this amazingly well preserved log cabin.
I love this primitive number of a little bench. I could make one of these!
This house was the Stauffer log house that was built in 1867. I realize that is not a genuinely "early" time for our country, but this is the West! And, it is amazingly well preserved by the Aurora Colony preservationists.
I love this view of the out buildings.
Just a nice shot at those fabulous logs. (I much prefer this style of log to the rounded ones.)
Enter the front door.

This is the smoke house.
Here is a shot of the window in the smoke house.
This is the hog house. See the two doors.
The closed hog door.
The opened hog door.
And finally, right in the front door, the pet door!

To learn more about the Stauffer log house, visit this link:


  1. What a gorgeous place! I love that log house look. And that is a very early house for the west! We have very few buildings that old here.

  2. That was a great find. I love that a piece of true Americana has been preserved.


  3. Hi Christine,
    I love the this house and all its outbuildings, especially the pet door. (how cute). I am amazed all are intact and so well preserved. AMAZING!!

  4. I haven't come across this log house before. I love it.

  5. I love the simplicity of the home. Such a lovely piece of history. I would love to have been there for a few days when the home was occupied.

    You sound like you really enjoyed your day...

    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Nancy

  6. *Swoon* What a gorgeous house! I love the doorknob and keyhole... reminds me of the house I grew up in.