Exterior Clues to Identify a Town Log House
Mifflinburg has many log-constructed houses. Most are buried in renovations and extensions, clad with wood or even vinyl siding. Only a discerning eye can perhaps recognize these original log structures. Some of the distinguishing features are:
Window Pane Configuration
Glass panes were standard sizes in the early 19th century
· Downstairs front windows were 9 over 6 panes (lites)
· Upstairs windows were 6 over 6 panes (lites) 8" x 10"
Wide Depth of Window Sills & Thresholds
Thickness of hewn logs would determine the depth of sills ranging from approx. 8 to 10".
Pitch of Roof
An experienced eye can identify a certain pitch ---not too steep, but not extremely wide.
Standard pitch would be: 8" of rise for every 12" run.
Location of windows and doors
Two models dominate Mifflinburg, the larger one being an extension of the smaller one.
Log Houses in Mifflinburg
Hidden Facades of Log Homes
· 501 Market Street
· 305 Market Street
· 446 Walnut Street
Erected by Borough of Mifflinburg and
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 40° 55.042′ N, 77° 2.778′ 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. Early Axes (here, next to this marker); Pennsylvania-German Four-square Garden (here, next to this marker); Story of Little Log House (here, next to this marker); Hints to Dating a Pre-1850 Building (here, next to this marker); Typical Floor Plan of Continental Central Fireplace Log House (here, next to this marker); Preparing the Logs (here, next to this marker); Franklin School (a few steps from 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 16, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Historic Architecture in PA: Log Buildings. (Submitted on December 16, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 16, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on December 15, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.