- As a couple removed wall panels they found a perfectly preserved two-story log cabin, built between 1820 and 1840
- It is one of the largest and best-preserved log cabins discovered in central Ohio
- The cabin has since been dismantled and donated to the city of Dublin, Ohio
- The structure will then be rebuilt in order for people to visit for themselves
A couple that were planning to renovate their home ended up finding an entire log cabin hidden within
A couple who were renovating their new home ended up finding a perfectly-preserved 19th century log cabin.
Kevin Kemp and Jennifer Alexander from Ohio were about to demolish the home they had bought in order to build a new house when they found a stunning secret hidden deep within.
As Kevin was removing one of the wood panels to reuse, he and his friend Larry Daniels found the uncovered the log cabin.
‘We pulled off one of the pieces of paneling and I said, ‘Larry, that’s a log,’ Kevin said to the Columbus Dispatch. ‘We pulled off another and I said, ‘My god, this is a log cabin.’
‘It took me a minute to process it,’ Kemp said in an interview with Fox News. ‘You’re not ready to see a log cabin inside a modern home and it looks like, just over time, it was forgotten.’
Historians believe the 25-by-30-foot cabin, which is perfectly preserved, was probably built between 1820 and 1840.
Kevin Kemp and Jennifer Alexander from Ohio discovered the 1840s log cabin hidden behind their own home when they began to start renovations on their newly-bought propertly
It’s believed the cabin is from the 1840s and was in immaculate condition
The cabin has since been dismantled and donated to the city of Dublin, Ohio for it to be rebuilt elsewhere so that future generations can visit the structure for themselves
LOG CABINS IN THE US
Log cabins have been around in the U.S. since the early 1600’s.
It’s believed the first ones were built near the Delaware River and Brandywine River valleys.
They have become a symbol of Americana, with seven U.S. Presidents having been born in them, most famously, Abraham Lincoln. Andrew Jackson, James Buchanan were also born in log cabins.
Kevin and Jennifer have now halted their renovations for now and contacted city officials to help preserve unexpected historic artifact which they are donating to the city.
Once it is dismantled, the city intends to rebuild it elsewhere for future generations to enjoy and for people to examine and tour for themselves.
Tom Holton, president of the Dublin Historical Holton described the cabin as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ find.
‘It was startling and was just kind of wonderment to see history just peeled away, to see history revealed right before your eyes,’ he said.