1857 Gottschalk Cabin

2916 16th St, Columbus, NE 68601, USA
2907 16th Street Columbus Nebraska 68601 US

Frederick Gottschalk was one of the original 13 founders of the community of Columbus. Although it was not the first home built in Columbus, this 1857 cabin was one of the earliest, largest, and farthest north of the Loup River. The 22 by 16 foot cabin was built with massive cottonwood logs found on the banks of the nearby rivers. After withstanding the elements for over 140 years, the cabin was donated to the Platte County Historical Society and moved to the Platte County Museum. Many of the original furnishings are still found inside the cabin.