ALVIE BUTCHER LOG HOUSE

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Lloyd Grubb identified one of the few examples of Salt Creek Valley folk architecture located far enough outside of the Reservoir’s boundary to survive the razing and relocations. This house belonged to Grubb’s neighbor, Alvie Butcher. The single-pen, one and a half story hewn log house sat on Gilmore Ridge Road. By the time Morrison was doing her fieldwork, the house had been stripped of its siding and was already collapsing. The house still revealed details that spoke to its rustic history, including the half-dovetail corner notching and the various materials used for chinking between the logs, such as scrap wood, stones, mud and even hog bristles.