This is a restoration of the original log home that the client’s great-great-grandfather built with his own hands, with the assistance of itinerant craftsmen, when he moved to Texas in 1856. This vintage structure consists of two cabins (pens) separated by an open passageway (dog-run or dogtrot), with a continuous gable roof covering both cabins and the passageway between them.  The porch extends across the entire front of the house and, the passage between the two pens, was enclosed by screens.  A lean-to shed, was constructed at the rear of each cabin for a kitchen and bathroom. This type of shed was often an addition to these 19th century Texas log homes.  The structure was disassembled and moved to the family ranch near Tyler, Texas, and was completed in late summer of 2009.

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