Log Cabin in Aiken | History of SC Slide Collection

This log cabin in Aiken, photographed in 1896, has an external stone chimney. Its wooden shingle roof and construction (quite possibly using notched logs) represent the most common folk housing of the pre-railroad period. Houses like these were built for slaves, as well as by poor whites.

Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.

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History of SC Slide Collection / K. South Carolina Houses & Gardens / B. Early National Folk Housing