Log Cabin #1

Village of Locust Grove

Log Cabin #1

West Chester, Pennsylvania 19382, United States

Created By: Sarah Mims


This log cabin is one of the oldest houses in Chester County. Although no exact date exists, the best guess is that the house dates from approximately 1700. Caleb Harvey lived in the frame and log house and raised vegatables on a large scale. On Saturdays, he would take his Model T truck to a stand at the West Chester market. He died in 1952. At some point, a Victorian house was built over the log cabin house, making it twice the size. Later, the Victorian house was demolished and the log cabin was fully exposed again. However, it has once again been covered over. "There was a pump in the house. The well was inside an addition to that side of the house. There used to be a stream very close to the side of the house. You could go down over the back of the property, there was a stream, and there was a place where water could be gotten to bring up to the pigs. There used to be black snakes up in the strawberry patch up behind"

This point of interest is part of the tour: Village of Locust Grove


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