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Store House, Shed and Lodging For Strangers 1754

(reconstructed)

 
 
Store House, Shed and Lodging For Strangers 1754 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Store House, Shed and Lodging For Strangers 1754 Marker
Inscription. On February 8, 1754, the Brothers began construction on a "cabin for strangers"; they completed it the following day. It measured 8' by 8', had a fireplace and enough room for two sick guests. In July 1754, another pen, measuring 6' by 8', was added and used as a photograph, taken in the early 20th century, of one that was in the nearby storehouse. The dirt-floored, roofed hall connected the two, creating a "dog trot" structure.

"By evening our lodging place for strangers was finished. It is built of wide rails laid up like logs, and has a small fireplace, so that in case of need we can lodge two sick guests."
Bethabara Diary, February 9, 1754
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Location. 36° 9.37′ N, 80° 18′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker can be reached from Bethabara Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in Historic Bethabara Park. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bake Oven 1753 (here, next to this marker); Hans Wagner Cabin 1752 (a few steps from this marker); Wash House 1754
Store House, Shed and Lodging For Strangers 1754 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Store House, Shed and Lodging For Strangers 1754 Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Dwelling House/Cow House 1754 (a few steps from this marker); Tavern Well 1763 (a few steps from this marker); Sleeping Hall 1754 (a few steps from this marker); Bethabara Tavern 1757 (within shouting distance of this marker); First Village (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Oldtown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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