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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
Cattle Cabin
Structure Number:
046
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
No records.
Park:
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Historic District:
 
Historic District
No records.
Structure State:
California
Structure County:
Tulare
Region:
Pacific West
Cluster:
Pacific Great Basin
Administrative Unit:
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
LCS ID:
001300
 
Historical Significance:

National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
National Register Date:
09/15/1977
National Historic Landmark?:
No
Significance Level:
Local
Short Significance Description:
Significant at the local level for criteria A and C; period of significance 1875-1899.
Long Significance Description:
Built by early stockmen Tharp, Jordon & Fudge to serve as storage and shelter during inclement weather. One of the first structures built in Giant Forest. Served as cabin until land was purchased by DOI in 1916.
 
Construction Period:

Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1890
AD




2. 
Restored
1966
AD


NPS
Other
 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
Cabin/Lookout
Primary Current Use:
Exhibit
Structure Contains Museum Collections?:
No
Other Functions or Uses:
 
Other Function(s) or Use(s)
Historic or Current
No records.
 
Physical Description:

Structure Type:
Building
Volume:
1 - 2,000 cubic feet
Square Feet:
224
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Roof
Shingle
2. 
Walls
Log
3. 
Framing
Log
4. 
Foundation
Earth
Short Physical Description:
14'x16', one-room cabin. 7' wide porch on north side. Shingle roof rests on log beams. Porch roof is supported by 3 posts. Peeled log walls are held together by triangular notches. Decayed wall logs and roof beams were replaced in 1966.
Long Physical Description:
One-room, dirt-floored log cabin located in Giant Forest and measuring 14 feet by 16 feet with a 7 foot wide porch attached on the north side. The wall that faces the porch has a door 5 feet from the northwest corner of the cabin. The east and west walls each have one window. The south wall has no openings. the shake roof rests on log beams. a center post adds strength. The porch roof is upooorted by 3 posts. The peeled wall logs are held together by triangular notches.

The building was restored circa 1966 when decayed wall logs and roof beams were replaced, new shakes placed on roof, concrete pads placed beneath porch posts and subsoil drainage system was installed. At one time there were corrals and fences surrounding the cabin.