Adsit Log Cabin

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Adsit Log House
Adsit Log Cabin is located in New York
Adsit Log Cabin
Location Willsboro, New York
Coordinates 44°25′18″N 73°22′35″W / 44.42167°N 73.37639°W / 44.42167; -73.37639Coordinates: 44°25′18″N 73°22′35″W / 44.42167°N 73.37639°W / 44.42167; -73.37639
Built 1778
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 92001053[1]
Added to NRHP August 18, 1992

The Adsit Log Cabin in Willsboro, New York was built by Samuel Adsit in 1778 and is believed to be one of the oldest log cabins in the United States that still exists in its original location.[2] Adsit was an American Revolutionary War veteran and he built the cabin for his family of sixteen when he moved to Willsboro Point following the war. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in August 1992.[1]

It is believed that the house survived due to its eventual containment within a larger structure, which was later torn down. In the 1980s, the town of Willsboro undertook a $70,000 restoration project that brought the cabin to its current condition. The furnishings have been dedicated by descendants of the Adsit family.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Valerine Dalton (2002-11-18). "Why visit Lake Placid?". Clarkson Integrator. Clarkson University. Retrieved 2008-08-05. 
  3. ^ Lee Manchester (2004-09-17). "Historic Willsboro Point". Adirondack Riviera Part 3. Adirondack Architectural Heritage. Retrieved 2008-08-05. [dead link]

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