Saturday, January 23, 2010

Free Black Cabins at Freedom Park

Freedom park contains 3 reproduction homes each demonstrating different building techniques used by emancipated blacks to construct homes following the civil war. Architectural historians from Colonial Williamsburg provided detailed plans we followed in creating these structures.

This cabin features hewn pine logs and a wooden framed chimney. The roof is constructed of handsplit oak shingles installed wih both horizontal and vertical laps. The chinking was made of a local clay and sand mix.

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