In 1911 the log cabin was enjoying renewed popularity as a style for resort and recreational buildings. Outdoorsman Arthur Ellerman, an engineer for the City of Yankton, South Dakota built an authentic-looking log cabin out of the modern material of concrete. Logs for the walls were made in long box-type forms about 9 inches deep and 9 inches wide. The logs were mortared together. There is no record of how the logs were hoisted into place, but when an addition to the house forced a removal of a 4-foot length of concrete log, 4 men struggled to move it.