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Location Farmington, Connecticut
Date 1664   timeline
Building Type saltbox house
 Construction System timber frame, clapboard siding
Climate cold temperate
Context rural or small town
Style New England U.S. Vernacular
Notes Typical early New England saltbox. Similar to Parson Capen House plus a rear shed addition making the asymetrical roof.
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Discussion Samuel Whitman House Commentary

“Though the New England Saltbox is thought of as a quintessentially American design, it was actually imported from England by the early colonists. The Saltbox developed during the Tudor era when the traditional one-room deep English cottage was enlarged with a lean-to at the rear to add extra living space. This change created the distinctive asymmetric gable roof, which is short on one side of the house and long on the other.”

— Jim Kemp. American Vernacular: Regional Influence in Architecture and Interior Design. Washington, D.C.: The American Institute of Architects Press, 1990. p39.

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Sources on Samuel Whitman House

Samuel Chamberlain. A Small House in The Sun: A Visage of Rural New England. New York: Hastings House, 1971. exterior photo from street, p66.

Leland M. Roth. A Concise History of American Architecture. New York: Harper and Row, Publishers, 1979. ISBN 0-06-430086-2. NA705.R67 1979. discussion, p16. exterior photo of house, plate13, p17.

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