Monthly Archives: July 2014

Dining Room, Shrine of the Pines, Baldwin, Michigan

The furniture here in the dining area consists of a candelabra, table and six chairs, three of which are just visible on the far side of the table.

The L.L. Cook Co., Milwaukee

The table is made from a single 700 pound stump with over 600 inlays on the surface. Presumably the two more unusualĀ chairs are meant for the head and foot of the table. In the background is an elaborately framed opening to another part of the cabin, possibly the kitchen.

This card likely dates from the 1940s.

Sideboard and Chairs, Shrine of the Pines, Baldwin, Michigan

This image begins the exhibition inside the cabin by showing off a large sideboard and two ladder-back chairs inside the Shrine of the Pines.

The L.L. Cook Co., Milwaukee

There is no description on the back of this card. Like others of this era, it is a photograph that has had postcard markings on the back to indicate where the message, address and stamp should be placed.

The sideboard has shelves above and drawers below the main surface. The odd shaped object above the right chair is a custom window frame surrounding a nonstandard window, primarily in the shape of a ship porthole.

This card likely dates from the 1940s.

Shrine of the Pines Main Building, Baldwin, Michigan

This image gives an overview of the main building where most of the exhibits are displayed, showing its location on a nearby river.

The L.L. Cook Co., Milwaukee

There is no description on the back of this card.

The cabin was built by Overholzer and friends to house the growing collection of woodwork he had created. This indicates the image is from the 1940s.