Kicker – History hidden in a bar

NICK EICHER, HOST: Local officials in Washingtonville, Pennsylvania are looking to clean things up in their community. 

One building they want to get rid of is an old neighborhood bar they condemned three years ago. 

But City Council President Frank Dombroski said when a demolition contractor started peeling away the outsides of the building, they found something they didn’t expect. 

A log cabin, hundreds of years old. 

Dombroski told WNEP news…

DOMBROSKI: He said it’s very much salvageable. He couldn’t believe it himself, what we uncovered here, and he said it’s definitely worth saving.

Definitely, but the local government still wants the building gone. That means workers will have to meticulously dismantle the log cabin, and number each part of it, then reassemble it somewhere else.

DOMBROSKI: Now with seeing what we’ve uncovered here, a part of our history. We have to do everything we possibly can to salvage it.

He estimates that the cabin has been there since the 18th century.

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