Westfield Washington Historical Society & Museum

Buy-A-Brick Nicholas Barker Cabin Rebuild Fundraiser

“Excitement is in the air” is an understatement. We, the Westfield Washington Historical Society have received approval from the City Council and the City to reconstruct our 1835 Nicholas Barker log cabin in the vacant lot beside City Hall. We have chosen a reconstruction company and plans are underway. Hopefully, construction will begin in the May timeframe.

This cabin was built by Nicholas Barker about 1835. He was a member of the Quaker Meeting of Friends and we are convinced he was involved in the Underground Railroad. This 22′ x 20′ cabin has some extra special hand planed wooden beams that are more finely crafted than most cabins of the day. It is a one room cabin with a huge 10′ fireplace. Some of the native to the area hand hued logs are 23 to 25 inches tall.

Now, see why we are so excited! We are offering families and businesses in our community and connected to our community the opportunity to be a part of this cabin by purchasing a Nicholas Barker Log Cabin Walkway Brick. These bricks come in two sizes, a 4″ x 8″ for $100 or an 8″ x 8″ for $200. These bricks will be the sidewalk going to and coming from the cabin. Please consider memorializing your family or business by purchasing one (or more!) of these bricks.

You can donate to our fundraiser and as thank you your name, a relative or business name will be put on a 4×8 or 8×8 brick that will be part of the sidewalk of the reconstructed historic cabin!

Here the item in our online store – or click one of the pictures below!

First pay there, and then fill out the Order Form (listed in the store) with the details of the name/business or business logo you want to put on the brick(s)!

Look what was hiding in the barn?
The bard was taken apart, tagged, and is in it’s resting place until funds can be raised to rebuild!

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The log cabin with snow on the roof is what our cabin will look like. 

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The lot beside City Hall is the resting place when it gets built.

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The last picture is of Diana Peyton and a log cabin expert with the cabin before dismantling.