Colonial Houses In Colonial America

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In the south as the colonies grew wealthy landowners started building large farms called plantations. In the houses, there were many rooms including a separate living room and dining room. By this time they had glass windows, multiple fireplaces, and plenty of furniture. Lots of their houses were built in a style that reflected the architecture of the owner's homeland. There were german, dutch, Spanish, and English colonial styles built in many different regions.
The log cabins were a rectangular shape. The cabins are around sixteen feet long and about fourteen feet wide. They used round logs with the bark left on the tree to build the walls. When they built the cabins they cut notches in the wood or they used wooden pegs to hold the wood
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First the Georgian colonial, these houses are comparable to ancient Rome and Greece. The Federal-style, Colonial Georgian architecture took Neo-Palladian and there own styles then put them together to come up with a style to add. It added curved lines and decorative flourishes to the houses. The German Colonial, found in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland often featuring wishbone shaped chimneys, exposed half-timbering, and stone arches. New England Colonial homes, were symmetrical wooden houses. That had shingles or clapboard covering the roof. The Spanish Colonial, were normally two stories tall, whitewashed house, and often had porches. French Colonial, featured double louver doors, dormers, and …show more content…
Farmhouses were one to two stories with around three to four rooms and a central chimney. Hall and parlor houses had two rooms downstairs with intersecting doors. Log Cabins were simple one-room houses built out of logs. The I house features gables to the side, at least two rooms in length, one room deep, and two full stories tall. Row houses terraced houses built out of brick in colonial times such as in Philadelphia. The saltbox houses featured a log, pitched roof that slopes down to the back of the house.
In the Early New England Colonial Houses, the roofs are steep roofs with side gables. There was a lean-to added with the saltbox roof and narrow eaves. Chimneys were larger and build in the center of the house. The houses were normally around two stories, sometimes the second story, which slightly protrudes over the first floor. Frames were made out of wood with clapboard or shingles for the roof. Windows were small casement, and some with diamond shaped panes. There was little exterior

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