This month LCPS brings you a presentation by marster log builder David C. Rogers, Historical Log Work: Early Pacific Northwest Log Architecture. Please join us at the LCPS office on Saturday, Ocober 12th at 6:30 pm.
Rogers will present a historical overview of dwelling units and other structures made from natural materials. The presentation will focus on log buildings constructed from the 1850s to the 1920s. Historic log structures are incredible witnesses of our nation’s past. Preserving them is our responsibility, and a respectful gesture to our collective history. They allow us to feel the presence of our ancestors, and better understand how they lived. They give us evidence and insight into the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the work accomplished with different tools, different means and different methods.
The ongoing efforts to assess, document and restore the Lindgren Cabin will also be discussed. This hand hewn cedar cabin was built by Erik Lindgren in 1922 in the Nehalem wilderness near Soapstone Creek. It was moved to Cullaby Lake in 1969 and restored in 1981. The Clatsop Community College Historic Preservation program is working with the Finlandia Foundatioon Columbia-Pacific Chapter, with support from LCPS to address deterioration and maintenance issues.
David Rogers, with his company Logs & Timbers, has over four decades of experience designing and constructing new log cabins and preserving historic structures. David’s highly-recognized experience includes new log home design & construction, historic log structure repair, rehabilitation and restoration, preservation planning, design, timber framing, and splitting cedar logs for traditional material use. He founded the Cascadian School of Log Building & Design to empower future generations of log enthusiasts and builders to maintain the historic log buildings that represent a significant architectural component of this nation’s history.