The Workman Cabin
A New Home In Central Park
In 1963 the cabin–by then unoccupied since 1915 and its logs hidden by lap siding-was given by Mr, and Mrs. Gene Lifer, on whose land it stood, to the Mohican Historical Society to use as the headquarters for the Loudonville' Area Sesquicentennial Celebration, to be held the next year. Volunteers removed the siding, along with an addition to the structure, and transported the cabin, intact on a flatbed truck, to its present site. The cabin was not expected to become a permanent fixture in the park, but after the sesquicentennial in 1964 it had become a popular landmark and so the Mohican Historical Society furnished the cabin with items from pioneer days and operated it as a museum until the Cleo Redd Fisher Museum was constructed in 1973. After 1973, the cabin's entry room was used as a tourist information center for a number of years but otherwise was not open to the public. In 1995, thanks again to the hard work of volunteers, the cabin, with most of its pioneer furnishings intact, was opened for tours and has remained an example of early life on the frontier. Due to the hard work
Take a Tour
To tour the cabin, please contact the CRF Museum at (419) 994-4050. Staff, when available, are happy to provide tours to the public free of charge. The cabin is also regularly scheduled for open hours to during community events in central park. Discover more local history, visit the CRF Museum at 203 East Main Street or by visiting the museum online at www.crfmuseum.com.
Erected by CRF Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 40° 38.117′ N, 82° 14.017′ W. Marker is in Loudonville, Ohio, in Ashland County. Marker is on South Market Street (Ohio Route 3) south of West Main Street (Ohio Route 39), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 39 N Market St, Loudonville OH 44842, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Workman Cabin (here, next to this marker); Loudonville Korea, Vietnam & Afghanistan War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Loudonville World War II Memorial (within shouting
Also see . . . CRF Museum. (Submitted on February 6, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 6, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.