The Origin of Log Houses in the United States; A paper read at a meeting of the Bucks County Historical Society at Doylestown, Pa., January 19, 1924
Doylestown, PA: The Bucks County Historical Society, 1976. Reissue. Staplebound Wraps. Small quarto, pp. 31, illustrated with b/w photographs. Very Good. Item #21944
The author presents the case that the art of log construction was introduced into North America not in the Delaware Valley, but either in New York or Virginia or new England. The oldest log structures now standing in the United States are in New England. The log dwellings that are in the Delaware Valley differ in detail from the New England houses, and are survivals of the original introduced by a small colony of Swedes. The text is accompanied by photographs of many log houses, from Pennsylvania to Maine and Sweden.