- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) - A 115-year-old log cabin will moved within Le Mars, Iowa, after avoiding demolition.

The Sioux City Journal (https://bit.ly/1FctPj4 ) reports the cabin will be moved by May 31 from the Plymouth County Fairgrounds to the Plymouth County Museum grounds, where it will be restored.

Fair officials had planned to demolish the cabin, but changed their minds after a concerned group of citizens asked if the structure could be moved to the museum.

The cabin, which was built around 1900, had fallen into poor condition. But after an evaluation, a consultant who specializes in log cabin restoration said it could be repaired.

The Plymouth County Historical Museum Board voted to move the cabin to museum grounds in April.

The cost of saving the cabin includes $9,600 in moving expenses, and $20,000 for restoration.


Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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