American Colonial Architecture
A journey through the U.S. will provide you sights of beautiful
architecture, from coast to coast. Throughout the 1780’s.
the most popular style of architecture was the American.
Built mostly by abundant Anglo Americans, your homes.
handled a variety of special styles relying on local.
described as Colonial Georgian, these homes were the earliest.
style to grace the U.S. nests.
A prime example of early American Colonial architecture is.
called a Saltbox. What the Saltbox typically is a wood.
frame house with a high-pitched roof that slopes down to.
Its flat front has 2 stories while the back of your house.
has simply one, making the sides unequal, nevertheless absolutely.
looking similar to an old salt box which was a wood box.
with a cover which salt was kept.
A fundamental name for a simple style of home. Usually, the.
chimney was centrally located, making your house, from a.
variety, look like a box with a cover and handle to raise it.
Other defining qualities of American Colonial.
architecture are the square, in percentage shape, the front.
door placed directly in the middle of your houses front and.
the even, straight line of windows throughout.
Inside the front door are generally an entryway and a.
staircase. All areas branch off these. Typically they were.
constructed of brick with wood trim, nevertheless with homes like.
the Saltbox, they were similarly lumber frame homes developed.
with woodworking joints rather of metal nails, due to the fact that they.
were expensive. Saltbox homes were also wound up with wood.