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German Log House

By chris - Posted on 28 October 2008


       This two story log and stone building was the original house of Joseph German who built the structure. He was a farmer and land owner who sold part of his land late in the 1840s. The building is one of two log structures remaining in Slatedale, but the only one with logs exposed to the outside, which gives the building an especially charming appearance. This is a drive-by site.

      Access: This log house, with a rustic log fence in front of the property, is located at 4219 Main St., Slatedale, PA. From the previous building in Slatington, continue north for 0.3 mile on Main St. to the traffic light at W. Church St. Turn left onto W. Church St. and continue for 1.6 miles through the village of Emerald to Main St. (Slatedale). Turn right onto Main St. and drive for 1.3 miles through most of Slatedale to the German Log House on the right. This is a drive-by site.

Selected References

      n. d.       Slatedale, Pennsylvania: A Historical Tour. Northern Lehigh Future Focus,Slatington, PA [A free
                    self-guided tour brochure].History Committee Slatington 125 Celebration
      1989      Slatington and Surrounding Communities: A Volume of History (1864-1989). History Committee
                    Slatington 125 Celebration, Slatington, PA

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