Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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BED EDDM indicate the portions added to the originaleft hand wall of the hall
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The great fireplace with its original crane and pot ernor of New York. In a part of Hackensack which yetremains somewhat rural, the old home is still surroundedby several of the broad acres which formed its original setting, and it standson an eminence notfar from the streetamid old treeswhich have surelybeen growing forthe greater partof a century. Thethick walls of thehome are built ofbrown stone cut intoblocks. A gambrelroof with the longand graceful sweep of the old Dutch builders, comes downover these stone walls, and forms broad eaves which shelter the entrance doorway andthe windows upon both sidesof the house. The gableends are covered withshingles after the manner ofbuilding in the early years ofthe eighteenth century whenthe house was constructed.The upper floor was plannedwith small windows placedin the gable ends of thebuilding, and also with largedormers which light therooms upon this floor with-out interfering unduly withthe graceful lines of the roofor breaking its swee
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