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Pauline Pottery
Chicago Illinois
1883-1888
Edgerton Wisconsin
 1888-1911

The following article appeared the WPA Press, Vol. 5, July 2000 

Pauline Log Cabin Restoration Report

Ori-anne Pagel gave us an update on the Pauline log cabin restoration, at the June meeting of the Wisconsin Pottery Association. The cabin was disassembled last fall and stored for the winter. A new location in Edgerton has been chosen for the cabin, at the end of Swift Street Alley near the pond and original clay pits. Ori-anne reported that a bid has been accepted for the footings and foundation. The city of Edgerton has a work order and the site will be graded and prepared for the foundation any day now, weather being the main impedance. When the preparatory work has been completed the footings and foundation will be poured. This is exciting news for the group that has worked so hard the past year plus to move and restore the cabin. Congratulations on the progress you’ve made!

The next hurdle for the cabin restoration project, as Ori-anne reported, is to move the chimney and fireplace. These structures have been taken apart and stored, and once the foundation has been poured, can be put in place. The cabin restoration committee is seeking a volunteer to help with this project. Once the foundation is ready and the chimney and fireplace are in position, the cabin can be rebuilt.

Just a reminder that windows can be purchased for the cabin, for $300 per window. WPA members can donate, in $5 increments, to purchase a window for the cabin. As of our June 13 meeting, approximately $150 had been collected towards the $300 purchase cost. If you wish to donate, please bring your contribution to the WPA picnic, August 8, or contact any of the club officers, Barb Huhn, Tim Holthaus, Scott Grant, or Kari Kenefick about making a donation to the window.

The log cabin restoration is supported by the Arts Council of Edgerton (ACE); Ori-anne Pagel is the contact person and can be reached at (608) 884-6787 or (608) 884-3195. 

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