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ABCs of American Architecture (Frontier Years)


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To summarize

The architecture of the frontier was basically an echo of medieval times-a simple one- or two-room rectangular structure with a gabled roof, small windows and fireplaces for heating and cooking. The homes were built mainly of logs at first, then of the materials available in the area.

The early settlers brought their building skills and designs with them from Europe. Because they were generally from the peasant class, they were unaffected by the Renaissance movement in the arts and sciences of Europe.




ID:
acws009

Page #:
5

Creator:
Cumberland Historic Preservation Commission

Rights:
City of Cumberland

Notes:
Illustration: A simple gabled house.

Date:
1983

Collection Location:
Cumberland

Original Size:
22 x 29 cm.

Contributor:
Helene L. Baldwin, Joy W. Douglas, Gary Bartik and John Eiser

Subject:
Historic buildings, Maryland, Allegany County; Historic buildings, Maryland, Cumberland.

Coverage:
Cumberland (Md,); 1742-1980

 
 
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100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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