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.
Location. 38° 56.396′ N, 119° 58.592′ W. Marker is in South Lake Tahoe, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from Lake Tahoe Blvd (U.S. 50) north of Lyons Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 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); The Pony Express (approx. 2.4 miles away in Nevada); Friday’s Added Station (approx. 2.6 miles away in Nevada); Sky Harbor Airport and Casino (approx. 3.1 miles away in Nevada); "The Only Way to See Lake Tahoe" (approx. 3.6 miles away); Riding into the Winner's Circle (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Lake Tahoe.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. 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.