Cypress Log Cabin at Indiana Dunes National Park

old black and white picture of a log cabin with a landscaped yard
Cypress Log Cabin, from "A Century of Progress Homes and Furnishings as exhibited at the World's Fair, Chicago, 1934" Dorothy Raley, Editor, M.A. Ring Company Publishers, Chicago.
The Cypress Log Cabin overlooks Lake Michigan on Lake Front Drive in the town of Beverly Shores. Architect Murray D. Heatherington designed this building to demonstrate the unique qualities and many uses of cypress. At the fair, the cabin presented a mountain lodge atmosphere with fences, arbors, and bridges decorated with cypress knees, carved to suggest animal heads, reptiles, and fantasy creatures. None of these details were replicated when the house was moved from Chicago to Beverly Shores after the world's fair.
photo of bird house attached to top front of cabin designed to match the log cabin
Cypress Log Cabin, dovecoat, taken in 1994
by Jack Boucher, Photographer, Historic
American Buildings Survey, National Park Service.


Last updated: February 4, 2022

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