Valles Mines, Missouri, U S A
Founded in 1749 by Francois Valle years. 274 years later as The Valle Mining Company, his 4000+ acre property every year absorbs 21,000 tons of carbon dioxide and puts out 14,000 tons of oxygen, enough to meet the needs of 63,000 people. [USDA Forest Facts]
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1911 Miner's Cabin, an all-oak building 1911-2018 - BEFORE

Documented by the late architectural historian Phillip Cotton in 1986

1911 Miner's House - 14161 Valles Mines School Road
OAK: An durable bio-plastic, oak has proven to be. The framing and siding was sawn from local trees. Only after 72 years did the siding need replacement and only then on the south side where direct sunlight pitted the unpainted boards deeply. Try that with vinyl. The front porch addition, added during the rehab of 1986 continued the original roof detail and the new addition to the front and rear preserved the style in matching detail as well as using the native lumber sawn in the 1986 harvest.

ROOF: The roof is the original galvanized steel with a rolled seam where pieces join. Detail was matched here as well in 1986.

HISTORICAL NOTE: This house had been continually occupied since 1911, 112+ years ago but in 2018 a local Preservation Foundation removed the Rehab of 1986 then ran out of money and work stopped. See "AFTER" below.)

AFTER 2018