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|Wednesday, 30 May 2007|
McCully Log House c.1810
The McCully Log House, built in the early 1800s, is among the oldest structures in Monroeville. The land upon which the house was built belonged to one of the area’s original settlers -- the Myers family. In Colonial times, the Widow Myers was the proprietor of a trading post at the mouth of the Turtle Creek. In 1810, Martha Myers sold the land to one John McCully, who built this log house about that time. It stood at its original location at 106 Queen Drive (behind today’s Monroeville Mall), until 1992 when it was slated for demolition. The Monroeville Historical Society, worked with the Municipality of Monroeville to preserve it. The 20th century façade was stripped away, the house dismantled and transported in pieces to its new location beside the historic McGinley Farmhouse, where it was fully restored and reopened to the public in 1995 as an historical landmark. Fully restored inside and out, it now provides an excellent example of an early American Log House. The ground floor of this 25-ftoot square structure served as the sitting room and kitchen, while the upstairs served as the family’s bedroom. This particular example is unique in having an unusual double-decker front porch with the two massive logs cantilevered out from the second floor to also support the upper porch.
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