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Moser Log Home - Tamaqua, PA

Burkhardt Moser, Jr. was the son of a participant in the Boston Tea Party. His father received a 6,000 tract of land as a reward for acts of courage and gave a parcel to each of his children.

Burkhardt placed a two-story cabin near his sawmill near the junction of Panther Creek and the Little Schuylkill River.

The basement was used to store vegetables & meats. The first floor had two rooms separated by a stone fireplace and the second floor had two bedrooms.

It is said that part of the home was used as a tavern in 1807. In the 1800s part of the structure was torn down and the land was subdivided.

The Tamaqua Historical Society purchased the cabin in 1995 and proceeded to restore it. The society is seeking funding to help landscape the park, create a winding walkway to the front door, replace all of the chinking between the logs, repair windows and more. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to the Tamaqua Historical Society, 118 West Broad Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252.

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