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Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Log House

 
 
Log House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 26, 2008
1. Log House Marker
Inscription. Market Station's Log House, built in 1840 in Rectorstown, Maryland, is made entirely of native American chestnut. Upon its completion, the German builders covered the logs with clapboard and plaster. These protective refinements, usually reserved as additions for the later, more prosperous years, have helped preserve the condition of the logs over the past century and a half.

The owners eventually added a stone wing and a frame wing as the farm around the house grew to include corn sheds, hay barns, livery stables and a smoke house.

The house was occupied until 1978, when it was disassembled and its logs numbered, diagrammed for reassembly, and stored in Frederick, Maryland.

The house has been reconstructed at Market Station and reflects a typical log home of the region.
 
Location. 39° 6.741′ N, 77° 33.794′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on South Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 South Street, Leesburg VA 20175, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Norman-Harding Barn (a few steps from this marker); Stationmaster's House (a few steps from this marker); Dairy Barn
Log House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 26, 2018
2. Log House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); McKimmey's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Osterburg Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tolbert Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lost Locomotive (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Reassembled Log House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 26, 2008
3. The Reassembled Log House
Log House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 26, 2018
4. Log House
Wild Hare<br>Hard Cider image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 26, 2018
5. Wild Hare
Hard Cider
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,442 times since then and 74 times this year. Last updated on May 7, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on February 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on May 7, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on February 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on May 7, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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