Log House Relocation

The 18th-century Log House is not original to Stenton’s landscape, but was rescued from demolition by the NSCDA/PA in 1969.  Friends Select School, on 16th and Race Streets in Philadelphia, was interested in constructing a parking lot where the Log Cabin originally sat. When the school discovered the age of the cabin, they offered it to anyone who might be interested in preserving it. The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, decided to adopt the cabin.  The house was moved up Broad Street from its original location, and it is now a private residence for Stenton’s Caretakers.