The Huble House
Upon returning from Ontario with his new bride Annie, Albert Huble set out to build the home in which the couple would raise a family. The home was a squared log home; typical of the Ontario log homes they likely grew up in.. Each corner was dove tailed and carefully fitted. Moss was gathered and clay dug to be used for chinking. He went upriver and cut cedar blocks to be made into shingles later. In a January 18th, 1912 diary entry Al mentions that “broke road up the hill to get the house logs…” For the next few months he spent a considerable amount of time hewing and whipsawing logs for the new family home.
By October Al Huble was installing stovepipes and stoves. The following spring he attached the cabin he and Annie had been living in for the past year for use as a kitchen.
Once completed, the two story house boasted a cellar, a large parlour and dining room, an office for Al from which he could see travellers arriving from both the river and the wagon road, a first floor master bedroom, 4 upstairs bedrooms and a summer kitchen.
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