ROBERTS FAMILY LOG HOUSE

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ROBERTS FAMILY LOG HOUSE

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Durham
NC
Built in
1850-1890
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  • Sat, 12/17/2011 - 11:16am by gary

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United States
36° 10' 24.0024" N, 78° 51' 21.6684" W
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Durham
NC
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1850-1890
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Andrew Jackson Roberts, donor of the land for the Mount Bethel Church in Bahama, was the first known owner of the one-pen, side-gable, hewn-log dwelling with a large fieldstone end chimney that stands on a hill overlooking Lake Michie. Built on a stone foundation, its rugged walls are joined with V-notches and chinked with mud plaster. A batten entry door in the center of the front facade and a single six-over-six window next to the chimney are the only fenestration. A coat of stucco adheres in fragments to the front of the structure and wood shingles from an early roof are exposed where sheet metal roofing is damaged. A wide log- and-frame shed was added in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.

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