North American Black Historical Museum Inc. Insider's Look

Taylor Log Cabin

Taylor Log Cabin

Come visit the museum's Taylor Log Cabin.

Mr. George Taylor Jr. and his wife were the first known black people to inhabit the house and are believed to have moved in during the latter part of the 1880’s. Mr. Taylor was an escaped slave from Kentucky who in 1863 enlisted in the Civil War and was discharged in 1865.

This building represents an example of the early log construction, which existed in the Amherstburg area prior to 1865. The fact that early black families inhabited the building makes it a unique representation of the conditions, which affected the lives of the people of that time.