Front view of the Klingle Farm building at Gettysburg

For much of the 20th century the Klingel farmhouse looked very different from its Civil War appearance. Red-painted weatherboarding covered the core log structure. A large two-story addition had been made behind the house.

South side of the Klingel house (see enlargement). The right half is a postwar addition.

South side of the Klingel house. The right half is a postwar addition that has been removed.

The original log structure of the house was revealed when a corner of the weatherboarding was removed. The decision was made that the weatherboarding could be removed and the structure restored to its Civil War appearance.

Corner of the Klingle farmhouse on the Gettysburg battlefield showing log core under weatherboarding

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