One of the oldest remaining log homes in the country will undergo a complete restoration in Platte County, Missouri.
The historic Day Log Cabin was built in 1850, just a decade after Platte County was established, it is one of the oldest structures in the country. The original owner, Joseph Dunn built the cabin just north of the Missouri River, about 2 miles northeast from downtown Parkville in present day Green Hills Platte Wildlife Preserve.
Over time the site has been restored to provide educational opportunities to teach visitors about early settlement and the natural environment. In August, 2015, the Platte County Commission unanimously approved the Historic Day Log House Master Plan designed to preserve the Platte County heritage site. The structure and the 45-acres surrounding it will now become a legacy left behind for future generations.
Ann Dwyer Sanders, who serves as the vice chair on the Platte County Park Board, said she is pleased to have a “historic building that straddles such a long timeline.”
“I don't think that there are a lot of other opportunities in the county that can match this. The building itself is in a relatively great condition.” The structure adjoins another park area, “so it will increase the enjoyment and participation from the community,” says Dwyer Sanders.
The county retained Strata Architecture, Inc. to provide engineering and assessment services needed to carry out the restoration project.
Strata Architecture, Inc. has chosen CeDUR Roofing Shakes to preserve the classic beauty of natural wood shake, compliment the architectural beauty, and offer superior protection capabilities against the elements.
The Day Log Home is located at 4727 Green Hills Road, Parkville, Missouri 64150.