The Log Cabin

The Log Cabin (HM2LN5)

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N 40° 38.265', W 74° 54.876'

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no privacy. When weather permitted, many household tasks were done outside. As soon as a family became established, they would likely build a more comfortable frame house.
- The Spring House
A spring house was a common adjunct to a colonial log cabin. It was used to protect a homesteads water source from contamination. It was usually constructed of native fieldstone or quarried stone over a strong, flowing spring. The spring was often excavated a few feet below ground level, so that three or four inches of water could flow freely across the floor. The thick stone walls, whitewashed for sanitation, helped insulate the structure and kept the temperature at an even 58 degrees. The spring house had other purposes as well. It was used as a cooler for the storage of dairy products, cider, wine and meat to minimize spoilage. Butter was commonly churned and molded in the spring house. This spring house is a replica, typical of many that stood throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. It was built by local stone mason, Michael Large and his son Philip Michael. All stones were handpicked for this project.
HM NumberHM2LN5
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Date Added Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 507221 N 4498548
Decimal Degrees40.63775000, -74.91460000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 38.265', W 74° 54.876'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 38' 15.9" N, 74° 54' 52.56" W
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