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Friday, January 29, 2016

Akin Log House - LaVergne, TN

Akin Log House - LaVergne, TN

The following description is taken from the brochure entitled "A Traveler's Guide to Rutherford County's Log Architecture"
Akin Log House
Bicentennial Park (La Vergne City Park) beside City Hall - 5093 Murfreesboro Road

The City of La Vergne acquired this hewn red cedar log house from a local family in order to provide residents with a visual reminder of their pioneer past as well as to preserve a rare surviving example of the early built environment of the area. This historic one room dwelling, originally located off Stones River Road, had been obscured by several modern frame additions over the years and was not identified as a separate pioneer structure until after demolition had started on the larger house. Now standing in Bicentennial Park near a 19th-century graveyard, the log building is being carefully restored to serve as an educational experience for both members of the community and visitors alike.

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