Category: Historical

The Oldest Log Cabin In America: Nothnagle Cabin

The Oldest Log Cabin in America: Nothnagle Cabin In 2011, experts declared Nothnagle Cabin to be the world’s oldest cabin standing in its original place. The oldest log cabin in America is in Gibbstown, New Jersey. On the market for $2.9 million, it dates back to 1638.  The cabin was …

Chicago’s Harriet Rees House Moving Down the Block

Chicago WGN news reports the Historic Harriet Rees House is moving down the block. The landmark house is moving to make way for Mayor Emanuel’s plan to build an entertainment district around McCormick Place. The Landmark Harriet Rees House was built in 1888 and that makes her over 120 years old. …

HGTV Rehab Addict Star Says Save This Historic Minneapolis Home

HGTV Rehab Addict Nicole Curtis, host of the home improvement DIY channel show, wants to save this old house in Minneapolis, Minnesota. So do many people in the neighborhood. HGTV Rehab Addict star Nicole Curtis told Fox 9 News “The entire structure of the original house is still there.  Just …

Walt Disney Birthplace House Chicago Illinois

I just heard about the Walt Disney Birthplace House preservation project on the news and excitedly started digging around; only me and other homie nerds do things like this. I was surprised to learn about a Kickstarter campaign to restore the home to its original state called The Walt Disney …

Castle, Tower Is Odd Little Historical Site

There is a funky looking tower or small castle-like building in the center of my town preserved by the city as a little historical site.  This little castle tower is visible from a busy main road and a landmark of sorts.  I stopped by a few weeks ago and took …