When the logs are uncovered and removed, they along with the metal roof shingles, crossbeams, flooring and chimney stones will be sold.
The back addition has a large living room, bedroom, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, walk-in closet and utility room. There also are two bedrooms upstairs. The basement under the addition has a bathroom and shower and two other rooms that are usable, Montgomery said.
"We plan to rent the house when it's finished. It's such a beautiful place for a large family with lots of children," she said. "There's good places to roam around and play. It's ideal for children."
Montgomery does not know the history of the place; the couple bought it a few years ago from the Hume family at an estate sale. She estimated it was built shortly after Garrard became a county in 1796.
The house is known as the Willie and Bessie Prewitt House, and the Prewitts lived there for many years.
Danville veterinarian Dr. Keith Grubbs, who has taken down log houses and built two other houses, said the logs are the best he's seen. They are wide and have only been cut to enlarge the front door and windows.
Log structure in Lancaster
The other log structure being razed is on Danville Street in Lancaster. Fire destroyed the back of the two-story building earlier this year.
Several alterations had been made to the house over the years, said local historian Rose Holtzclaw, who is Grubbs' mother-in-law. The house has a two-room log section across the front, and the logs are still intact and not damaged by the blaze.
The logs were given to Grubbs, but he has decided to give them to a group in the county that is interested in reconstructing them at another site.
Grubbs said the group is attempting to get grant funds to do the work.
"It's a pretty good old cabin, and the logs are in good shape," Grubbs said.
The house had recently sold and was being remodeled into apartments. After a fire destroyed the back of the house, the land was bought by the Church of Christ for parking and an entrance off Danville Road. The church gave the logs to Grubbs, who is a member of the church.
However, after learning of local interest in preserving the logs, Grubbs decided to give them to the group.
The logs will be stored while the group tries to get grant funds to reassemble the structure either in the backyard of the former Charles Ballard House in town or behind the Gov. Owsley House on Stanford Road.
Not much is known about the house's origin. Nick Sandifer bought the property in 1850 and paid $936 for three acres, according to Margaret Simpson, a local historian. The property sold five years later for $2,675, apparently after the house was remodeled.