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Caleb Carr

West Laurel log cabin restoration nearly complete

West Laurel log cabin restoration nearly complete

A log cabin home that dates back to 1790 and is now owned by Bethany Community Church has been nearly restored and the project was unveiled to the community last month. The cabin, known as the Caleb Carr House and named after its original owner, was part of 24 acres of land donated to Bethany Community Church in the 1990s by the sons of the late James Smith, James Smith II and Winslow Smith. As part of their donation, James and Winslow Smith required that the church restore the cabin. James Smith was a dentist who had a practice in College Park and he bought the property in the 1940s as his country home. Smith and his family would spend time at this country farm rather than live in the...