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Historic Penn Farm
USA

by Alex Till, Research Assistant

Center for Historic Architecture and Design

The house at Penn Farm was built in at least three phases and evidence points towards a series of additions and expansions to an original wood frame structure.  Each of the first two phases of the house were likely built relatively soon after one another, phase I being constructed between the period of about 1796 and 1810 and the second phase was likely added sometime between 1810 and the 1830s and 40s.  The phase I structure is a two-and-a-half-story, one room per floor wood frame building that is covered with siding and currently occupies the western portion of the main house.  It is flanked on its west side by a one story shed roofed wood frame addition and its east side by a second wood frame addition and a brick building.  Phase II is comprised of this other siding covered wood frame structure, to the east of the phase I building, which is also two and a half stories high with one room per floor.  The chimney placement helps distinguish these two similar wood frame buildings.  The brick portion to the east also dates from the phase II portion of the house and is a slightly larger, two-and-a-half-story building with two rooms per floor.  The smaller, one-story shed addition on the west end of the house forms phase III of the building’s chronology. 

Copyright: Penn farm
Type: Cylindrical
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Uploaded: 22/05/2013
Updated: 23/05/2013
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