The Campbell County Historical Society in Kentucky has set out to document all the surviving log cabins in the region. Some are rotting away in the woods, but others are hiding in plain sight.
The white frame house in Grants Lick bought in 1990 by Randy and Kathy Teegarden turned out to be a 150-year-old cabin. After years of labor, the Teegardens have restored the original cabin and created a new addition.
"It was a white frame house, everybody thought," Randy Teegarden said. "Even the older people thought it was a white house. They kept adding layers. I took four or five layers off outside. I knew it was a log cabin immediately when I walked in the kitchen. That doorway was 15 inches thick." [Link]