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Log Cabin (Bellevue, Nebraska)

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Built  1835
Opened  1835
Added to NRHP  16 October 1970
NRHP Reference #  70000376
Area  1,200 m²
Log Cabin (Bellevue, Nebraska)
Location  1805 Hancock St, Bellevue, Nebraska

The Log Cabin at present-day 1805 Hancock Street in Bellevue, Nebraska was built in the 1830s, and is commonly acknowledged as the oldest building in Nebraska.

History

A trapper built the log cabin around 1835 in the Missouri River floodplains, and around 1850 it was moved to its present-day location. It was used as a residence until 1954, occupied by just three families from 1856 to 1950.

The building was one and a half stories tall with a bedroom in the loft. Hand-hewn cottonwood logs surrounded a dirt floor and fireplace. In 1906 a kitchen and pantry were added to the east side; in 1972, a basement was dug and the main floor was restored. Today, the Sarpy County Historical Society maintains the building in near-original condition as a memorial to the living conditions of the pioneers.

The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 16, 1970.

References

Log Cabin (Bellevue, Nebraska) Wikipedia


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