A Reconstruction Drawing of Cedar Park House, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Built in 1702, its timber frame rested on 12 hole-set posts and its exterior walls, roof and porch tower were originally sheathed in oak clapboards. Cedar Park survived until this day only because of continuous repairs, a series of additions and, in the mid eighteenth century, the wooden structure was underpinned with a brick foundation and faced with a brick skin.
Drawing by Cary Carson and Chinh Hoang, "New World, Real World: Improvising English Culture in Seventeenth-Century Virginia"
Journal of Southern History, Vol 74, 83. ( FEB 2008 )
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