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Clarence in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Goodrich-Landow Log Cabin

 
 
Goodrich-Landow Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
1. Goodrich-Landow Log Cabin Marker
Inscription. This building is not a replica but a genuine log cabin moved here in 1990 and restored as an exhibit by the Town of Clarence and the Historical Society. It is the best surviving local example of the type of cabin erected by early settlers from New England. Built by the Levi Goodrich Family circa. 1825, the cabin stood for 165 years on Goodrich Road.

Levi Goodrich, born in Hadley, Massachusetts in 1774, settled in Clarence in 1815. The patriarch of a large family was also a land surveyor. Goodrich laid out several major roads in Clarence, including the one named for him. In 1836 the entire Goodrich family left Clarence and relocated to the state of Michigan.

The Landow log home was originally on the east side of Goodrich Road, north of Lapp Road in the Town of Clarence. (1923 photo)

The last residents of the cabin were the family of Mr. & Mrs. Gustave Landrow, prominent members of the German settlement in north Clarence. The building was incorporated into the farmhouse of the Landrow's large and prosperous farm.

The restored fireplace wall is a focal point of the interior of the cabin. (Sherwood Greenberg photo, 2004)

The restored cabin has been oriented to the compass points as it was on the original site. The whitewashed, saddle-notched, round log building has a stone chimney back
Goodrich-Landow Log Cabin and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
2. Goodrich-Landow Log Cabin and Marker
projecting through the north wall. Inside and out the chinking mortar between the logs was restored with a mixture of local clay, sand and animal hair. The hewn surfaces of the interior log walls were whitewashed with natural lime. The beaded wide-board partition wall, passing in front of the restored fireplace and bake oven, is an amazingly intact and rare original surviving feature.

Courtesy of East Hill Foundation, 2005
 
Erected 2005 by East Hill Foundation.
 
Location. 42° 58.789′ N, 78° 35.878′ W. Marker is in Clarence, New York, in Erie County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street (New York State Route 5) and Cummings Road. Click for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Clarence Historical Museum. The museum is just east of the exit for Clarence Town Park (Cummings Road). Marker is at or near this postal address: 10465 Main Street, Clarence NY 14031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Watchman's Flag Shanty, West Shore Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Clarence - First Grist Mill in Erie County (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Our Comrades / In Grateful Memory
Front Goodrich-Landow Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
3. Front Goodrich-Landow Log Cabin
(about 700 feet away); Clarence Town Park (about 700 feet away); Town of Clarence - Ransom's Grove (approx. mile away); Niagara Frontier (approx. 1.9 miles away); Clarence Center (approx. 2.8 miles away); J. Eschelman and Company Store (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clarence.
 
Also see . . .  Clarence Historical Society. (Submitted on July 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
North Side Goodrich-Landow Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
4. North Side Goodrich-Landow Log Cabin
This side faces Main Street.
North Side Goodrich-Landow Log Cabin and Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
5. North Side Goodrich-Landow Log Cabin and Plaque
Goodrich-Landow Log Cabin Oval Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
6. Goodrich-Landow Log Cabin Oval Plaque
On stone facing Main Street, in front of the cabin.
Wide View Goodrich-Landow Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
7. Wide View Goodrich-Landow Log Cabin
Front and north sides.
Goodrich-Landow Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
8. Goodrich-Landow Log Cabin
The cabin, in the background, is some distance from Main Street, behind this low stone wall.
South Side Goodrich-Landow Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
9. South Side Goodrich-Landow Log Cabin
Clarence Historical Museum Approach image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
10. Clarence Historical Museum Approach
Approaching the museum on Main Street (NY Route 5) eastbound.
Clarence Historical Museum Sign image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
11. Clarence Historical Museum Sign
Clarence Historical Museum Building and Entrance Drive image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 17, 2014
12. Clarence Historical Museum Building and Entrance Drive
The cabin and marker are to the right of the driveway. Parking is ahead.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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