Log House Project


The Project

This log home, built in the late 1800s needs a new home. Built around the same time, the Blocton coke ovens – now known as the West Blocton Coke Ovens Park – would be the ideal location to preserve it.

The owners of the cabin are willing to donate it to the park. Now we need to raise funds to safely move it the roughly 14 miles to its new home. This includes removing the porches, binding the logs to prevent damage during transit, building a foundation at the new location, transporting the structure and reassembling porches as needed.

Our goal is to raise $50,000 to cover all the expenses of this project.

FAQ

Where is the money going?

The donations all go to the Town of West Blocton as the park is owned and operated by the town. Expenses for removing the porches, binding the logs to prevent damage during transit, building a foundation at the new location, transporting the structure and reassembling porches as needed will then be paid by the town.

How can I give?

There are two ways to give:

  1. By donating through the online campaign on Generosity.
  2. Drop your donation off at the Town Hall on Main Street.
Why this cabin?

There are a limited number of log homes from this time period remaining in Bibb County and we would love to be able to keep this piece of our history right here at the West Blocton Coke Ovens Park. Help us keep our history local.

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