Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"Dogtrot at Sunset"...

A dogtrot homestead, also known as a 'breezeway', was common in the late 1800's and early 1900's. One side was generally used for dining and cooking, while the other side were bedrooms.
This homestead was built in 1913. It only has one chimney in the right-front room, whereas the left-front had a stove pipe in the ceiling, likely for a stove in the center of that room. The right side has three rooms, with the front room likely a guest area that included the fireplace. The back two rooms were bedrooms. The left side had one large and one small, which suggests the left side was the cooking/dining areas. This home also had an underground storm shelter, located behind the shed (far right), with enough room for a large family.

Photo # KS3_1282-1311ks2a.

1 comment:

Nancy Sherman said...