Friday, March 19, 2021

Early log cabin found on Broadway

Photo by Keith Rightmyer

The lowest point of this chimney supposedly dates back to the 1780s. An early log cabin has been found inside an old siding house located on West Broadway Street in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Harrodsburg is the oldest English settlement west of the Allegheny Mountains and Broadway Street (formerly known as Water Street) is the oldest street in Harrodsburg. Broadway is the street that runs directly next to where the original Fort Harrod was located.

Photo by Keith Rightmyer

Interior plaster and lattice were removed to reveal original logs.

Photo by Keith Rightmyer

Photo by Keith Rightmyer

Photo by Keith Rightmyer

Photo by Keith Rightmyer

The above photo is the outside of the house where the log cabin was discovered.

 Photo by Keith Rightmyer

Town Creek located on Broadway Street. Gore Spring was the original spring that supplied a portion of Fort Harrod and was located near the original Ann McGinity Blockhouse (her ordinary). Gore Spring got its name after Ann McGinity sold the spring to Andrew Gore in 1806. This spring no longer exists above the surface because it was filled in and the flow diverted into the Town Creek flowing from the Big Spring.

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