This Old House

Photographic Prints

Leslie van de Ligt

Sherwood Park, Canada

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Sizing Information

Small 12.0" x 8.0"
Medium 18.0" x 12.0"
Large 24.0" x 16.0"
X large 30.0" x 20.0"


  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth


Artist's Description

Sitting off Highway 22 just north of Boyle, Alberta, Canada this old house is falling down. I have searched extensively but can find no history for this gorgeous old icon. But I did find directions for building a homesteaders cabin and this beauty had been added to and polished up on the inside but the outside followed the instructions almost to a tee. At some point in time they added a second story.

To build a frontier style log cabin:

  • lay a rock or stone foundation to keep logs above the damp soil
  • square off each log
  • cut notches on the top and bottom of each end
  • stack the logs and fit the notched ends together at the corners
  • “chick” (or stuff) sticks and wood chips in the gaps between the logs
  • fill remaining spaces with mud
  • cut open a door and at least one window
  • build a stone fireplace
  • rake the dirt and gravel floor smooth

They had a snug home after this and could add wood floors or whatever their hearts desired to make it their special place. Straight from the camera. Taken with my Rebel XSI

Featured in “Rural Canada Coast To Coast pre 1960’s” July 18, 2009

Featured In Grand Old Sheds /Barns November 17, 2009

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