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Domestic Masonry Architecture In 17th-Century Virginia, David A. Brown Oct 2013

Domestic Masonry Architecture In 17th-Century Virginia, David A. Brown

Northeast Historical Archaeology

The focus of this study is to provide an easily accessible source of information on domestic masonry architecture in 17th-century Virginia. This includes buildings constructed entirely of brick or stone as well as framed structures, brick enders, and homes with brick-nogged walls. The few surviving examples of these buildings do not adequately represent the period and, until recently, literature pertaining to this subject has either been inaccurate or has concentrated far too heavily on a limited number of structures. Through research in the fields of history, historical archaeology, and architectural history, at least 24 structures have been found dating to ...