A Century (or More) of Cordwood Homes

No one knows just where or when cordwood homes originated, but there's plenty of proof that cordwood construction can pass the test of time!



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A wide angle and detailed view of a Chippewa County, MI barn, builder and date unknown. Not a stackwood home per se, but the same building concepts apply.
PHOTO: MICHIGAN STATE HISTORICAL DIVISION
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A barn near Gimli, Manitoba.
BOB PATTERSON
The Micikalski saloon and boarding house, built in Lennox, WI about 1900.
RICHARD W.E. PERRIN
Detail of 1848 Williams Bay House constructed by David Williams.
RICHARD W.E. PERRIN
Closeup of Alfred Rosera cordwood barn constructed in Lena, WI in 1909.
RICHARD W.E. PERRIN
Wider view of the Rosera cordwood barn.
RICHARD W.E. PERRIN
Old cordwood house in Camp Morton, Manitoba.
BOB PATTERSON
Norris Miller cordwood house fabricated in Decorah, Michigan in 1855 of 1856.
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