Fort Walsh, Canada - Solomon Post

The Solomon Post (GPS 49.550875,-109.86767) is a 19th century log structure built in the vicinity of Fort Walsh by Moses Solomon to conduct an illegal whiskey trade in Canada. It is a small fort built of logs. Four rooms are covered with sod roofs. Presently it is open only in summer for tourists. The following sketches were prepared for Parks Canada Regional Restoration Workshop to repair and modify roofs. It was important to maintain visual quality of the structure and provide resistance to wood decay.

Solomon Post - general view. (Photo by B. LUCKI)

Solomon Post - one of the rooms. (Photo by B. LUCKI)

Solomon Post - view on sod roofs. (Photo by B. LUCKI)

Solomon Post - sketch of the roofs.

Solomon Post - plan and roof detail

Solomon Post - roof details