In the mid-1970’s, this log structure was condemned by the City and scheduled for demolition. After considerable negotiation, it was acquired by the MRA and reclamation/restoration was begun in 1980. Due to the significant damage and deterioration, a mason and log house experts worked with volunteers to excavate hidden sections of the ground floor, rebuild and rescue windows, re-chink or replace parts of the log structure itself. The ground floor with its massive fireplace is kitted out as the cooper’s work shop. Extensive displays feature the cooper’s tools and brewery items. The second and third floors are furnished as it would have been in the early 1800’s.