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Hite Log House - Biggers

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Randolph County, Arkansas

Submitted by: Carol Thompson

Pocahontas Star Herald
----and After!
Restoration work has recently been done on the old log house at Hite Cemetery, at Biggers. The picture at top shows the building in a state of ill repair before restoration work was begun late last year. The lower picture is a front view of the building, which is thought to be approximately 100 years old, having been built during the closing years of the Civil War. It was used in olden times as both a school and a church. Land for the building and the cemetery were donated to the Biggers community more than 100 years ago by the late Benjamin Hite, grandfather of Harry Hite, who was, until his death in recent years, a well-known Biggers landowner. Made of chinked, hewn logs, which are 24 inches through, the building was restored in 1919, and had not had work done on it since that time. The building originally faced south, but now faces west. Renovation work included a new wooden shingle roof, replacing of windows and re-chinking of the logs. Some work has been done on the building's interior, and more will be done later. A committee composed of R. H. Segraves, Commodore Shaver, Ople Johnson and Mrs. Sid Gazaway led the work on the building, and they wish to express their thanks to all who so generously gave of their time and money to help make the restoration work possible.

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Created: Monday, 16-May-2011 06:35:37 MDT

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