Chapter

Housing

John Demos

in A Little Commonwealth

Second edition

Published in print September 1999 | ISBN: 9780195128901
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853960 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.003.0002
Housing

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This chapter examines the housing of Pilgrim settlers in Plymouth Colony. There were three major types of Pilgrim houses, which may be distinguished with respect to floor plans and means of construction. These include the housing similar to what the English called a cottage, the story-and-a-half buildings, and an enlarged version of the second. The history of domestic architecture in Plymouth is a history of steadily growing diversity, so that by the end of the century the distance between the most humble and the most capacious houses of the colony was quite substantial.

Keywords: housing; Pilgrim settlers; Plymouth Colony; cottage; domestic architecture

Chapter.  4338 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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