National Register of Historic Places in Placer County

Watson Log Cabin in Tahoe City
31 August 2014
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National Register #79000518
Watson Log Cabin
560 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City
Built 1908

Robert Montgomery Watson built this cabin with logs cut and trimmed by hand in the wooded area northeast of Tahoe City. Watson secured and weatherproofed the logs with cement chinking.

Watson was a prominent lumbermanthe and the only log cabin builder in the North Lake Tahoe area. He built the Gatekeeper's Cabin which was destroyed by fire in 1978.

The Watson Cabin is the oldest house in Tahoe City that has retained its original architecture and is well preserved. It is the only log structure in the North Lake Tahoe area.

Source: NRHP nomination submitted in 1979.

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