The Sprague Log Cabin, LeRoy
The full article is available in the Summer 2005 Issue.
Log buildings, the quintessential symbol of the American spirit, have a rich history in WNY. A few of these venerable edifices still remain, including the Gipple Cabin in the town of Lancaster, the oldest surviving building in Erie County.
Painstaking restorative efforts have made this early 19th-century log cabin the best surviving example of housing built by the earliest Holland Land Purchase settlers.
In the mid-19th century, the Ebenezer Society settled in Western New York. Though they left after just 20 years, their legacy can still be felt throughout present-day West Seneca.