Donald A. Hutslar

Listed in: Architecture · History · American History · Ohio and Regional




Log construction entered the Ohio territory with the seventeenth-century fur traders and mid-eighteenth-century squatters and then spread throughout most of the area after the opening of the territory in the 1780s. Scottish-Irish and German settlers, using techniques from the eastern states and European homelands, found the abundant timber resources of the Ohio country ideally suited to this simple, durable form of construction.

“Like the original, this volume sparkles with the insights of the author's years of field work and personal familiarity with log cabins…. This is a systematic and detailed survey of surviving log buildings in Ohio that highlights their physical construction, use, and renovation.”

Kenneth J. Winkle, The Journal of the Early Republic