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Nov
07

ABRAM’S DELIGHT

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When:
December 2, 2016 – December 3, 2016 all-day
2016-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
2016-12-04T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
ABRAM'S DELIGHT
1340 S Pleasant Valley Rd
Winchester, VA 22601
USA
Cost:
Free

Re-enactors of the French and Indian War

will be appearing

at Abram’s Delight

 

on Friday evening  2 December 2016

and Saturday 3 December 2016.

More detail coming.

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About Abrams Delight

Emphasis is on the cabin.  The cabin was not originally part of Abram’s Delight.  It was moved to the property in 1967 from its original location at Braddock and Cork.

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ABRAM’S DELIGHT

Wikipedia link

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abram%27s_Delight

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abrams-delight-cabin

Loghouse

Just in case you missed the lecture.

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See Winchester Star, Friday 4 November 2016

Log homes in Winchester VA

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Excerpts:

It might take an entire day just to prepare two of the 60 logs necessary to build a two-story, 400 square foot cabin with 7-foot ceilings…

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Abrams Delight Loghouse origins

Built in the 1700s, it was moved by the Winchester Historical Society in the 1960s to its current location and used as part of the Winchester-Frederick County Visitor Center.

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This is not a still life.

Navigate the Google Car with your Mouse or Touchscreen.

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“It came over from Cork Street,”

said George Schember, president of the

Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society.

“It was on the corner of Cork and Braddock streets,

and it was being destroyed.”

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The historical society dismantled the building and rebuilt it at its current location,

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Drive the Google Car around this cabin,

built 1780 and moved here in 1967

https://goo.gl/maps/8zdzoVmcQVK2

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Other log buildings –

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Many original log homes here are obscured beneath updated siding.

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One of these is the Patsy Cline house museum on Kent Street, according to a museum volunteer

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Editors Note:

Stories of wood taken from Fort Loudoun to build a few homes.

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North-facing walls are especially susceptible to wood decay, fungal deterioration, dry rot and insect infestation,

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“You’ll see lichens and things growing,”

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“Very rarely do you find a cabin that is exposed to the weather that has the original daubing.”

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Scotch-Irish builders tended to use dovetail joints, while Germans used a style known as steeple, or V-notches, to secure the logs, he said.

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Lecture given by

Moss Rudley, superintendent at the Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick,

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Held Thursday [3 Nov 2016] at a Lunch and Learn lecture

at Oakcrest Properties’ headquarters on Kent Street.

The event was sponsored by Preservation of Historic Winchester

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Sources:

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Winchester Star article

Friday 4 November 2016

http://www.winchesterstar.com/lifestyles/features/log-structures-tell-history-in-the-wood/article_9f65dc59-7f74-52cf-a2ed-84c198667805.html

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Abrams Delight

The Stone House was built 1754.

A log cabin, built in 1780 and similar to the one built by Abraham, was moved to the property in 1967. Abram’s Delight was added to the VLR on November 9, 1972, and the NRHP on April 11, 1973.[2][4][5]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abram%27s_Delight

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National Park Service short article

https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/vamainstreet/abr.HTM

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