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The earliest log cabins and barns were built with trees from the forest.


Black Creek 1st house


The kitchen with its fireplace was probably the most important room in a log cabin. A large stone fireplace in the kitchen was important for heating, lighting and cooking for the household.


Black Creek Kitchen 1st house

Black Creek Kitchen


After a saw mill was set up in the community, a plank wood house could be built. It usually was a 2 storey, much larger house.

Some houses were finished with stucco or brick.