Shrewsbury’s Log Cabin

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By Michael Perna Jr., Contributing Writer  

Shrewsbury – When Routes 9 and 20 were first opened in the time around 1930, one of the businesses that opened to cater to the many travelers that used the roads was the Log Cabin, shown in our photograph this week. This is a rare postcard, in that it is the only known view of the small cabins that once stood to the rear of the main building.  They were advertised, on the rear of the card, as having “individual showers with hot and cold running water and private bathrooms.”

Some years later the cabins were removed – even descendants of the original owners aren’t quite sure what was done with them, but it is likely that they were moved across the road to what has been known for decades as the Rainbow Motel.  The hand written note on the back of this card tells us that the person sending the card had stopped here overnight and that they “have twin beds, wish you were in the other, miss you, would have been perfect with you along!” 

The Log Cabin building is now home to Willikers – the building itself is one of the longest lasting structures used for the same purpose over many years in town.