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Bowling Green in Warren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Felts Log House

ca. 1815 Logan County

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, September 24, 2011
1. Felts Log House Marker
Inscription. Originally built by Archibald Felts on land near the Gasper River, this log house had remained relatively unchanged over the years. Recognized as a fine example of regional craftsmanship, it was moved here in 1980. Important characteristics include the traditional V-notch and dogtrot construction and the unusual handmade moldings, paneling, and forged hardware.
 
Erected by Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Sam Houston Watkins.
 
Location. 36° 59.346′ N, 86° 27.252′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker is on Kentucky Street (U.S. 68). Click for map. Located on the hill and beside the WKU Library and Kentucky Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Bowling Green KY 42101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate State Capitol of Kentucky (within shouting distance of this marker); W.L. "Gander" Terry Colonnade (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Hardin Cherry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Odgen College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Warren County's Chief USA Civil War Officers / Warren County Awards (approx. 0.7
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By Sandra Hughes, September 24, 2011
2. Felts Log House
miles away); Warren County / Portage Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); Long Hunters (approx. 0.7 miles away); James T. Morehead, (1797-1854) (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
Additional comments.
1. Dogtrot Construction of the Cabin
Dog Trot log cabins are essentially two log cabins separated by an area that is usually left open. The area in between the cabins/pens, is referred to as a Trot & was used as a breezeway in the Southern States. Dog Trot log cabins are generally oriented so that summer prevailing winds could be used for cooling.
    — Submitted September 28, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.

 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Felts Log House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 24, 2011
3. Felts Log House Marker
V-Notch is a notch in the shape of the letter V cut into a log or timber near one of its ends forms a rigid joint when mated with another appropriately notched log or timber in log-cabin or log -house.
Felts Log House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 24, 2011
4. Felts Log House Marker
Felts Log House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 24, 2011
5. Felts Log House Marker
Felts Log House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 24, 2011
6. Felts Log House Marker
Felts Log House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 24, 2011
7. Felts Log House Marker
The dogtrot is the two yellow double doors.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 564 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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