The Cypress Log House
by Leah Konicki
Longevity in a Traditional Way
Unlike the other houses included in the exhibit, this house was not built of innovative materials, but was rather intended to show the many uses and longevity of red Cypress. Designed by Murray D. Hetherington of Chicago, the one-story house features an enclosed porch, exposed rafters, and a carved bargeboard. The exterior siding is actually cypress log siding that gives the appearance of solid log construction. The house in all ways resembles a rustic mountain cabin. The cabin’s great room includes a limestone fireplace, which adds to the rustic character of the structure.
The house has been fully restored as part of the partnership between the National Park Service and Indiana Landmarks.
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