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The Henry Whitehead place.The ultimate log house, built in 1898. From logs sawn square at a nearby mill, a tight-fitting crib was built with hardly any spaces left to chink. The corners are worked to near perfection. Most of the interior log faces, ceiling joists and boards were dressed with a hand plane. How many endless strokes brought them up to this smoothness? The wall toward the prevailing wind was weatherboarded to keep out wind and rain, and to preserve the chinking. A brick chimney, rare for the Smokies, was made of brick molded and fired on the property. A transition house, this one is a beautiful blend of log work and sawmill technology. By contrast, the older cabin was built almost entirely with a felling axe under emergency circumstances. Rough-hewn logs with jagged ends, and the rubble stone chimney show the most hasty kind of construction. This pair of dwellings represents about the roughest and finest of log construction in the Smokies. Sepia tones can be ajusted on request by e-mail


  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsover 7 years ago

    This is fabulous. What excellent tones on this one

  • Madeline M  Allen
    Madeline M Allenalmost 7 years ago

    Out of this world beautiful !! You portfolio is wonderful Gary I will be back to spend more time looking !

  • grannyjune
    grannyjunealmost 6 years ago

    II love this capture, beautiful old home, well done.

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