Thursday, March 30, 2017

"Shingle House" In Cherokee County

c. 1880. Aptly named due to the oak shingle siding, this structure has been used as a commissary, an administrative office, a post office, the second floor used as a hotel, and a boarding house. It also contained a small stamp mill used in the extraction of gold where local residents could participate in cashing in on one of the area's natural resources. The building sits on the site of, and is the only remaining structure of the Creighton/Franklin Gold Mine complex. The mine was active from the 1830s until 1907. Often photographed, I hope not too recently shared here.
Bill Ringle

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