Log House 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.

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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. If we fail to raise the amount needed to move the log home, the funds will be used elsewhere in the park.

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.

Weekly Prizes!

Week 1 Giveaway!

To help us get the word out about the fundraiser, we are asking everyone to share the information. To keep it fun, we're offering a sweepstakes giveaway. The more you share, the more entries you earn! This contest is now closed. The winner for this will be announced soon!

Week 1 - Donor Drawings

On Tuesday, October 31, we will randomly select two names from the list of donors. Each donor selected will win a Coke Ovens prize pack. So donate early to make sure you are in the drawing!

Week 2 Giveaway!

The week 2 giveaway includes a Coke Ovens Park T-shirt and a Colemen LED Camp Lantern. Enter today to win! Contest ends 11/8.

Week 2 - Facebook Comment Game

Keep watching our Facebook page for comment game at some point between November 3rd and 8thst for a chance to win a t-shirt!

Week 3 Prizes!

Stay tuned to see what prizes await during week three!

Week 4 Prizes!

Yep, you guessed it. We're not sharing any details about week four just yet. But we think you'll be pleasantly surprised. ­čÖé