Story of Little Log House
The existence of this log house was unknown for many years because it was concealed within a large two-story frame house built over the years around the original log house. In 2002, plans were under way to demolish the larger house, move the log house and make an asphalt parking lot at this location.
However, as the demolition on the large frame structure progressed, concerned citizens initiated efforts to save this historic log house at its present location in this old section of Mifflinburg. With the help of a financial grant from the Degenstein Foundation, the house was purchased and restoration began.
Volunteer help in the restoration process included students from Pennsylvania State University, mainly those from the Integrated Arts Course under the guidance of "restoration expert" professor R. Pencek. Inmates from the Federal Penitentiary in Lewisburg and Allenwood as well as volunteers from Mifflinburg also assisted in the restoration work.
Private donations and grants have been used to restore this historic Mifflinburg log house built prior to 1836.
Erected by Borough of Mifflinburg
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 2002.
Location. 40° 55.044′ N, 77° 2.777′ W. Marker is in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, in Union County. Marker is on Market Street west of 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mifflinburg PA 17844, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pennsylvania-German Four-square Garden (here, next to this marker); Exterior Clues to Identify a Town Log House (here, next to this marker); Early Axes (here, next to this marker); Typical Floor Plan of Continental Central Fireplace Log House (here, next to this marker); Hints to Dating a Pre-1850 Building (here, next to this marker); Preparing the Logs (here, next to this marker); Franklin School (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mifflinburg.
Also see . . .
1. History uncovered as Little Log House unveiled (The Daily Item, 2018). (Submitted on December 15, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. About Mifflinburg: Two early towns blended into one. (Submitted on December 15, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.