A visitor to South Park these days would be hard pressed to miss the worksite where the past is being recreated.

With a few modern exceptions, the area in front of the Blockhouse resembles something out of a history book as the log cabin project of the Richland Early American Center for History (REACH) is beginning to take shape.

The cabin dates back to the first decade of the nineteenth century, and was found within a local house. After two years of dismantling, moving, and wood cleaning, it is being reconstructed in close proximity to the famous Blockhouse. REACH’s goal is to create a small cluster of period buildings to allow for an immersive historical experience.

Earlier this month, a concrete pad was laid through a donation by Moritz Concrete. This was required by building code, but will be hidden by cut sandstone which is being placed along the perimeter.

The goal is to have the entire project completed by September 9.

We were in South Park on Wednesday evening, and took these photos to share. Click on any for a larger image.



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