South Lake Tahoe in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Log Cabin
In the 1930s a man named Pomeroy built this little cabin following authentic log cabin styles brought to this country from Sweden. It sat on Star Lake Avenue behind the fire station, only a few blocks from here.
The Gruener family bought it and used it as a summer cabin until 1968 when they sold it to the City of South Lake Tahoe. The Log Cabin Museum was opened in this structure in 1970, and remained open for visitors every summer unti. 1983. When the museum moved to its present larger quarters, the Log Cabin was abandoned and its future in doubt.
Preserving a Piece of Historic Taho
Today, the Log Cabin is the least altered of any of the log cabin style structures built in the basin in the past century. A dedicated fund raising effort in 1991 saved this remnant of Tahoe History and moved it to this permanent location. It will be restored to its 1930s configuration and used to house exhibits.
Erected by Lake Tahoe Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe CA 96150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Osgood's Toll House (a few steps from this marker); South Lake Tahoe Library Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1˝ miles away); Lakeside Beach History (approx. 2 miles away); Henry Van Sickle (approx. 2.3 miles away); Jack’s Ranch (approx. 2.3 miles away); Pony Express State Line Crossing (approx. 2.3 miles away in Nevada); The Pony Express (approx. 2.4 miles away in Nevada). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Lake Tahoe.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 187 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 22, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.