1840s Log HomeThis 1840s log home was acquired from a Henry County farm near Weston, Ohio, dismantled and brought to its present location in the Sylvania Historical Village. Reconstructed with new windows and roof, this log home represents the type of home inhabited by the first Northwest Ohio settlers - a 1½-story home with the family living quarters on the main floor and a sleeping loft above. Costumed interpreters relate how early Sylvania settlers cooked, preserved food, made soap, fabric, clothing and floor coverings, and carried out the routine tasks of daily living.

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Log Home or Log Cabin?

Historically most "log cabins" were simple one- or 1½-story structures, somewhat impermanent, and less finished than the log home (or log house) we have at the Village. A "log cabin" was usually constructed with round rather than hewn, or hand-worked logs, and often it was the first generation home building erected quickly for frontier shelter

Our log home is made from hewn timbers, features windows, and is furnished with appropriate items depicting pioneer life in the 1840's.