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|Wednesday, 30 May 2007|
McKinney Farmhouse, c. 1830
It is said that the original McKinney Farmhouse was an 18th century log cabin built on the site of the later stone farm house pictured above. It is estimated that this house was built about 1830; an outbuilding that once stood on the property had a keystone dated 1846. This sturdily-constructed house has stone walls some 32” thick, and frame-and-timber construction, some of which has been left exposed by the current owners, the Seaman family. The ownership passed from the McKinneys to their neighbors, the Smiths, then to the Leeds and then to Dale and Rita Seaman. The house has been modified over the years, with a major addition in the 1960s, and further modifications in the 2000s. Originally the house had two chimneys, one opening into a double hearth, and the other emanating from a huge kitchen (5’ x 3’) kitchen hearth.
The support beams and wooden flooring can still be seen from the semi-buried root cellar which serves as the basement for an addition on the West Side. Although the inside has been modernized with wallboard, The Seamen’s have left some of the interior ceilings exposed so that the house retains much of its farmhouse charm.
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