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Built to last: hidden 1830s cabin being reclaimed
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TOP: Ron Fernandes holds an old pie knife he and his wife Amanda found Friday, July 26 while giving a tour of the log cabin theyre dismantling on Bethel Road just west of Monroe. They estimate the cabin dates to the 1830s. BELOW: Fernandes points to the rooftop and roofline of the old log cabin, shown surrounded by the addition built in the 1940s. (Times photos: Anthony Wahl)
CLARNO TOWNSHIP - A Juda couple is tearing apart a house on the outskirts of Monroe to reveal a log cabin hidden inside that they estimate dates to the 1830s. The house-encased cabin stands at N2408 Bethel Road in Clarno Township, just west of the Monroe Estates Mobile Home Park and on land belonging since 1980 to Zweifel Construction. Lauren Meinert, owner of Zweifel Construction, recently gave Ron and Amanda Fernandes the house after working with their business, R&S Barns in Orangeville.