Pierson in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lewis Log Cabin
Barberville Pioneer Settlement
The log cabin is the only building at the settlement that is not original to Florida. Jim Lewis of Georgia built it in 1876. In 1992 his descendants purchased the cabin and sponsored it’s transportation and reconstruction. It is an excellent example of Cracker Vernacular architecture. Built up off the ground and having steeply pitched roof allows air movement up through the structure. There is no center ridgepole. Originally, the wide porches would have encompassed three sides to shade the interior from the hot sun. One ridge end was enclosed for a storeroom. It has been re-purposed as a kitchen. The original kitchen was a separate building behind the cabin.
Erected by Barberville Pioneer Settlement.
Location. 29° 11.021′ N, 81° 25.442′ W. Marker is in Pierson, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from Lightfoot Lane south of County Road 3, on the right when traveling south. Marker located within the Barberville Pioneer Settlement. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1776 Lightfoot Lane, Pierson FL 32180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Convict Cage Wagon (within shouting distance of this marker); Quarter's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Midway Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Settlement Firehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Huntington Post Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tomoka Turpentine Still (about 300 feet away); Homemade Sugar Cane Syrup Production (about 300 feet away); Pierson Depot (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pierson.
Also see . . . Barberville Pioneer Settlement. Barberville Pioneer Settlement was founded in 1976 and is a private not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization registered with the State Florida. The centerpiece of the Barberville Pioneer Settlement is the original Barberville Central High School (c 1919), a National Register of Historic Places site. Many historical buildings and artifacts that may otherwise have been destroyed have been relocated to the “Settlement’s” grounds. The site is also the original home of Volusia County’s oldest two story brick residence, the Joseph Underhill House (c 1879). (Submitted on June 21, 2019.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.