Saturday, August 17, 2013

"A Sunset Experience"...

This is what it was like in the "dogtrot" homestead, watching the sunset in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The design of these dogtrot (breezeway) houses were that each room opened to a common breezeway (hallway). This breezeway offers a considerably cooler, covered area for sitting and visiting. When you combine this with opening the windows to the rooms, even more air can be drawn through the house. One side was generally used for dining and cooking, while the other side were bedrooms. This house has full-width, front and back porches.

The setting sun came straight-through the center of the hallway, giving the wood a fire-red glow. In this photo, you're looking down the center hallway toward the front porch. More photos to come as I get time.
Location: Arkansas.
Photo # KS3_1397-1430a.

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