Klack Placer Cabin


The Klack Placer Cabin is one of the last nineteenth century, one-story log cabins left in the Town of Breckenridge.  The cabin was built circa 1878 during Breckenridge’s heyday as a mining town. It is an interesting example of an early two-room prospector's cabin, with living quarters in one room and utility in the other. Currently, the cabin is owned by the Town of Breckenridge.

In 2009, the cabin was in poor condition. The roof was compromised, wooden floor beams were rotten and the building was sinking into the ground causing additional deterioration. Recognizing a unique opportunity to protect the Klack Cabin, the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance set out to find volunteer materials and labor to save the building.

Three key members of the community immediately stepped up to support this project. The Theobald Family donated all the roofing materials, consisting of rough sawn planks that resemble roofs of similar historic structures in the community. Tony Harris of Harris Construction provided donated labor to install a new roof and floor, and the Breckenridge Building Center generously donated materials for the roof substrate and new floor. Breckenridge Crane provided in-kind support to rotate the cabin 180 degrees in August, 2010, so the cabin faces the current Klack Placer.