03 January 2019

William Hawk Cabin

The William Hawk Cabin located at 458 North 300 West Salt Lake City has recently been restored. It is one of the oldest surviving pioneer structures in SLC and is a local historic landmark site and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This one-room Pennsylvania-style log cabin is constructed from Douglas fir, white fir, and quaking aspen. Dendrochronology results of the cabin reveal the log cutting dates cluster at 1846 and 1851-1852; the 1846 cluster may reflect wood salvaged from road building efforts by the Donner-Reed Party. The cabin seems to have been constructed by 1852, and then later remodeled about 1860.

The cabin is currently used as an art studio by the owner.

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