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Rustic Architecture of Big Moose

Thursday, July 18

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This tour, led by AARCH’s Steven Engelhart and several local guides, will explore the distinctive rustic architecture of Big Moose Lake, including the work of Henry Covey, his son Earl, and the E. J. Martin family.These families helped to settle the lake by providing guide services for sportsmen, building inns and lodges, and constructing rustic camps for seasonal residents.

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What makes many of these early buildings unusual is their vertical half-log construction. Developed at a time when there were no saw mills in the vicinity, it is a technique by which walls of pit-sawn logs were imaginatively used for a building’s structure, exterior, and interior finishes.

big moose community chapelThe tour will include visits to the Big Moose Community Chapel and Manse, The Waldheim, Covewood Lodge, and Brown Gables.


The tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. 

FEE:  is $45 for members and $55 for non-members.

TOUR REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 


For More Information:

Big Moose Community Chapel

Covewood Lodge

The Waldheim

The Earl Covey Story (book available at Old Forge Hardware)

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