Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Big Moose Lake’s rustic architecture is uniquely distinguished by its vertical, half-log construction. At a time when there were no sawmills in the vicinity, local builders developed this construction technique by which walls of pit-sawn logs were used for a building’s structure, exterior, and interior finishes. Here we will explore the work of Henry Covey, his son Earl, and the E. J. Martin family who all helped settle the lake by providing guide services for sportsmen, building inns and lodges, and constructing rustic camps for seasonal residents. Their building style creatively made use of readily available lumber with limited technology to create stunning architectural gems. The tour will include visits to the Big Moose Community Chapel, Covewood Lodge, Brown Gables, the Manse, and The Waldheim.
This tour is led by knowledgeable local guides and property-owners with commentary from AARCH Staff. The tour begins at 10 AM and ends around at 4 PM.
The fee is $55 for AARCH members and $65 for non-members.
Please note that this tour involves walking over and navigating some uneven terrain.