The process to move and restore the double log cabin currently located in Holland Lake Park will begin Monday, Feb. 5. The cabin will be relocated to Pioneer Park at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center in collaboration with the City of Weatherford.
The relocation is part of the $2 million Pioneer Cabin Park Capital Campaign launched in 2015. The campaign works to bring historic Parker County log cabins to a new home in Pioneer Cabin Park behind the Doss Heritage and Culture Center. Once relocated, all cabins will be restored and preserved for future generations with hands on learning experiences for both children and adults. The double log cabin at Holland Lake Park is the third cabin to be moved.
The project is funded by Jerry and Vickie Durant in memory of Curtis and Jean Guess. The cabin is made up of two single pen (room) log cabins that were combined to make a double pen log cabin, by G.A. Holland in the late 1920s/30s. The cabin received a Texas Centennial Marker, commonly known as subject marker, which will be moved with the cabin. Subject markers are not site markers and always move with structures when they are relocated.
“This cabin will be an exciting addition to Pioneer Cabin Park,” said Curator Amanda Edwards. “The Doss has worked with the Holland family and the City of Weatherford to preserve and protect the vision and history that G.A. Holland set out to save almost 100 years ago when he originally moved these two single pen log cabins to create what we affectionately know as the Double Log Cabin in Holland Lake Park.”
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The double log cabin served as a meeting place for the Old Settlers Club and as G.A. Holland’s museum of curios and keepsakes of the early pioneer days. Several artifacts that were originally in Holland’s museum, including a piece of his loom are now on display at the Doss courtesy of the Holland family.
“Relocation of the double log cabin to the Doss is a perfect fit since many artifacts that were once in the cabin are now safely displayed in the facility,” said City Manager Sharon Hayes. “This relocation will provide a central location to preserve history and provide a location close to one of Weatherford’s largest museums.”
For more information about the preservation of the double log cabin or to donate toward the Pioneer Cabin Park Capital Campaign, contact the Doss Marketing and Events Manager Lorraine Crutcher at 817-599-6168 or visit www.dosscenter.org. For all other questions, please contact City of Weatherford, Director of Communications and Marketing Blake Rexroat at, 817-598-4209 or firstname.lastname@example.org.