This old log cabin stands near the Shiawassee River next to the Curwood Castle. It was the first permanent residence in the settlement that became Owosso. Built in 1836, it was the home of Judge Elias Comstock and his wife, Lucy Lamson Comstock. The cabin was the site of the first church services (Baptist) as well as the first school classes and the place where newly arrived settlers could stay until their cabins were built. Each cabin required the owner to fell forty logs after which the men of the settlement would gather to erect a cabin in one day.
The Comstocks continued to build onto their little cabin. Eventually, it was completely framed in by the house they lived in until their deaths in 1886 and 1890. The home sold a few times until the property was purchased in the 1920s for the location of a gas station. When the house was demolished the original log cabin was discovered as part of the home and used as a living room. That is when it was moved to Bently Park where it stands today.
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