Housing Styles Housing Styles Native American Styles Tepees
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Housing Styles Native American Styles Tepees were made from animal hides, and were highly portable and used by nomadic tribes. Non-nomadic tribes used locally available materials to construct their homes.
Housing Styles Early American Settlers Early settlers used locally available materials as well, such as sod or river rock. Both provided thick walls that kept houses warm in winter and cool in summer. Sod homes needed regular maintenance to survive the prairie's harsh climate. Stone houses were sturdy and warm, but required specialized tools to build.
Housing Styles Seventeenth Century Dormer windows extend out from the roof line.
Housing Styles Seventeenth Century The thatched roof is made from dry vegetation like straw or rushes. Garrison houses have a second floor that extends out over the first floor. 1 ½ story house with wood shingles and clapboard siding. Popular again from 1920 -1940 Called a saltbox because its shape resembled the sheds used to store salt.
Housing Styles Seventeenth Century
Housing Styles Eighteenth Century Georgian style houses are symmetrical, with 5 windows across the front, and shutters on the windows.
Housing Styles Nineteenth Century
Housing Styles Victorian Period Common in the New England colonies. Queen Anne houses often have gingerbread decoration, large front porches, and turrets.
Housing Styles Twentieth Century Wright’s homes blend into the landscape. Bungalows have large front porches, and often have dormer windows. International style houses have bold, clean lines and angles.
Housing Styles Current Contemporary style may also be called Neo-Eclectic. It borrows from many other styles. Ranch style houses were the first to have small porches, attached garages, and patios in back.
Housing Styles Current