Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory - North Carolina

North Carolina

Historic Bethabara Park

Log House, Historic Bethabara Park, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (36.155460, -80.297010)

(a) Primary Log Cabin Felling dates: Spring 1833, Summer 1833, and Winter 1833/4

(b) Roof Structure Felling dates: Undated

(a) Logs (8/13) 1832 (¼C), 1832 (½C), 1833 (C). (b) Studs (0/3). Site Master 1748-1833 HBNCx1 (t =9.86 HMHx2; 9.03 HOS; 6.56 HQFx4).

The Log House at Historic Bethabara Park is 17 feet 11 inches wide by 25 feet long, with a foundation of stone. It is a rectangular two-story log house with v-notched corner joints and cement-based chinking. The house has a fieldstone foundation and a low-pitched gable roof covered with wood shingles and with widely overhanging boxed eaves. The gable ends are weatherboarded. The roof structure is not original.

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the original structure was built from trees felled in the spring of 1833 through to the winter of 1833/4. A date was not found for the later roof structure.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2013 The Tree-Ring Dating of the Log House at Historic Bethabara Park, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2013/24.




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