A 19th century home located in New England.

19th Century Home

A 19th century home located in New England.

A couple of ants retreating from their flooding acorn home.

Acorn Home

A couple of ants retreating from their flooding acorn home.

Here is a bungalow style, two story farmhouse nestled amongst the trees. There is a typical hipped roof, with gabled windows. The roof over the front porch is supported by four columns and two pilasters. In 1917, this house cost about $2,400 to build.

"The Adele"

Here is a bungalow style, two story farmhouse nestled amongst the trees. There is a typical hipped roof,…

The blueprints of "The Adele" clearly show the large bay window in the dining area. There is also a large front porch and a smaller porch extending off the back of the house. In 1917, this house cost about $2,400 to build.

"The Adele" Floor Plans

The blueprints of "The Adele" clearly show the large bay window in the dining area. There is also a…

Here is a small, one bedroom bungalow style house. Is has a hipped roof with a gabled window in the front. Two chimneys protrude from the roof. In 1917, this house cost about $500 to build.

"The American"

Here is a small, one bedroom bungalow style house. Is has a hipped roof with a gabled window in the…

The floor plan shows a small porch at the front of the house. A small bedroom is accompanied by a walk-in closet as the kitchen has a walk-in pantry. In 1917, this bungalow style one story house cost about $500 to build.

"The American" Floor Plans

The floor plan shows a small porch at the front of the house. A small bedroom is accompanied by a walk-in…

A three story Queen Anne Victorian style house. This house includes the typical, round tower associated with this style. A window is situated at the end of the gabled roof. A covered porch leads to the front door. A bit of smoke can be seen coming from the chimney. There is a vine creeping up the side of the house as well. In 1917, this house cost between $4,300 and $4,500 to build.

"The Asbury"

A three story Queen Anne Victorian style house. This house includes the typical, round tower associated…

The floor plan of this three story Queen Anne Victorian style house shows the openness of this large house. This view also reveals a small back porch called a sloop. The directionality of the stairs indicate that a basement was also included with this house. In 1917, this house cost between $4,300 and $4,500 to build.

"The Asbury" Floor Plans

The floor plan of this three story Queen Anne Victorian style house shows the openness of this large…

Here is a three story Victorian style house. It is indicative with its textured shingles that avoid a smooth-wall appearance. There is also an irregularly shaped roof above the front porch. Two chimney stacks stick up from the gabled roof. In 1917, this house cost between $2,800 and $3,000 to build depending on the locality.

"The Atlantic"

Here is a three story Victorian style house. It is indicative with its textured shingles that avoid…

The floor plan shows more detail on the interior of the house. From this view can be seen the large bay window that protrudes from the dining room. There is a fireplace in the parlor. The kitchen has a large walk-in pantry attached. The three bedrooms are all located on the second floor. The master chamber includes an alcove to provide more space than the other rooms along with a walk-in closet. In 1917, this house cost between $2,800 and $3,000 to build depending on the locality.

"The Atlantic" Floor Plans

The floor plan shows more detail on the interior of the house. From this view can be seen the large…

A classic example of a Queen Anne Victorian style house. A large chimney protrudes from the steep hipped roof. The typical round tower can be seen on the left most side of the house. Rounded bay windows extend from the right side of the house on the first and second floors. A dormer window can be found on the top floor of the tower. A small porch extends from the front of the house. In 1917, this large house cost between $4,000 and $4,250 to build depending on the locality.

"The Badenoch"

A classic example of a Queen Anne Victorian style house. A large chimney protrudes from the steep hipped…

The entrance to this house is labeled a vestibule, to elicit a sense of grandeur. The round tower can be clearly seen from this perspective. A fireplace is situated at the base of the tower in the parlor room. The sitting room contains a large bay window, as well a fireplace. The dining room also has a bay window, although this one is much rounder. The kitchen is situated at the back of the house and exits to a small back porch. An elegant stair case can be found at the front of the house that leads all the way to the third floor. A smaller staircase is located in the kitchen and stops at the second floor. On the second floor there are four large chambers, three with closets, and a single bathroom. In 1917, this large house cost between $4,000 and $4,250 to build depending on the locality.

"The Badenoch" Floor Plans

The entrance to this house is labeled a vestibule, to elicit a sense of grandeur. The round tower can…

There is a variation of the bay window on the front of this house. A quaint porch leads to the front door. A section juts out from the right side of the house. In this illustration, there are many trees and shrubs decorating the landscaping. In 1917, this medium-sized house cost between $2,600 and $2,800 to build depending on the locality.

"The Baldwin"

There is a variation of the bay window on the front of this house. A quaint porch leads to the front…

From this angle it is easy to see the bay window at the front of the house. A large fireplace is situated along the right wall of the parlor. The kitchen has a walk-in pantry. The sitting room is large and extends the wall of the house, giving it character. The master bedroom on the second floor has a large walk-in closet. In 1917, this medium-sized house cost between $2,600 and $2,800 to build depending on the locality.

"The Baldwin" Floor Plans

From this angle it is easy to see the bay window at the front of the house. A large fireplace is situated…

A man trying to touch the base before the baseman catches the pass.

Base

A man trying to touch the base before the baseman catches the pass.

A game of baseball seen from the left side of home plate.

Baseball

A game of baseball seen from the left side of home plate.

"Base Ball is a field game played principally in the United States. It originated in the English school-boy game of "rounders;" but it has been so improved and so generally played as to merit its name of "the National game of America." The plaing of baseball has become largely a business or a "profession," and skilled players receive large salaries. As an amateur game, however, it is also most popular."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Baseball Diamond

"Base Ball is a field game played principally in the United States. It originated in the English school-boy…

A game of baseball seen from the right of home plate. It shows the batter and the catcher.

Batter

A game of baseball seen from the right of home plate. It shows the batter and the catcher.

Here is a great example of a Stick Victorian Style house. The tower is topped with a dome. Intricate wooden In 1917, this larger house cost between $3,700 and $4,000 to build depending on the locality.

"The Bay Ridge"

Here is a great example of a Stick Victorian Style house. The tower is topped with a dome. Intricate…

In 1917, this larger house cost between $3,700 and $4,000 to build depending on the locality.

"The Bay Ridge" Floor Plans

In 1917, this larger house cost between $3,700 and $4,000 to build depending on the locality.

A beatle attempting to mow the grass behind his home.

Beatle Yardwork

A beatle attempting to mow the grass behind his home.

In 1917, this house cost between $2,300 and $2,400 to build depending on the locality.

"The Beck"

In 1917, this house cost between $2,300 and $2,400 to build depending on the locality.

In 1917, this house cost between $2,300 and $2,400 to build depending on the locality.

"The Beck" Floor Plans

In 1917, this house cost between $2,300 and $2,400 to build depending on the locality.

In 1917, this house cost between $2,200 and $2,300 to build depending on the locality.

"The Bennett"

In 1917, this house cost between $2,200 and $2,300 to build depending on the locality.

In 1917, this house cost between $2,200 and $2,300 to build depending on the locality.

"The Bennett" Floor Plans

In 1917, this house cost between $2,200 and $2,300 to build depending on the locality.

In 1917, this two story house cost between $3,200 and $3,300 to build depending on the locality.

"The Bensonhurst"

In 1917, this two story house cost between $3,200 and $3,300 to build depending on the locality.

In 1917, this two story house cost between $3,200 and $3,300 to build depending on the locality.

"The Bensonhurst" Floor Plans

In 1917, this two story house cost between $3,200 and $3,300 to build depending on the locality.

Blockhouses, built of heavy logs with the second story overhanging the first, were created for defense against enemies.

Blockhouse

Blockhouses, built of heavy logs with the second story overhanging the first, were created for defense…

A boot turned in to a home by small insects.

Boot Home

A boot turned in to a home by small insects.

A heavy border which shuts out a bleak field. In front of this border is an ideal place for flowers.

Border

A heavy border which shuts out a bleak field. In front of this border is an ideal place for flowers.

An illustration of a boy carrying an armful of firewood through the front doorway of a house.

Boy Carrying Firewood Through Doorway

An illustration of a boy carrying an armful of firewood through the front doorway of a house.

In 1917, this two story house cost between $1,800 and $1,900 to build depending on the locality.

"The Boyden"

In 1917, this two story house cost between $1,800 and $1,900 to build depending on the locality.

An illustration of two young boys running towards a house.

Boys Running Towards a House

An illustration of two young boys running towards a house.

"Part of Park Front of Bridgewater House." — Chambers, 1881

Bridgewater House

"Part of Park Front of Bridgewater House." — Chambers, 1881

"House in Buckingham Gate, London." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Buckingham Gate

"House in Buckingham Gate, London." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Two bugs outside of their acorn home arguing about their gas bill.

Bugville

Two bugs outside of their acorn home arguing about their gas bill.

"A modern square cottage, or 'bungalow', well proportioned. A good design for a village house." —Kinne, 1920

Modern bungalow

"A modern square cottage, or 'bungalow', well proportioned. A good design for a village house." —Kinne,…

An illustration of a cabin set atop a mountain.

Cabin on Mountain

An illustration of a cabin set atop a mountain.

An illustration of a castle.

Castle

An illustration of a castle.

A view of the catcher in a game of baseball.

Catcher

A view of the catcher in a game of baseball.

Benjamin Chew (November 19, 1722 - January 20, 1810) was a lawyer, politician and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Province of Pennsylvania. Pictured here is the residence of Justice Chew.

Chew's house

Benjamin Chew (November 19, 1722 - January 20, 1810) was a lawyer, politician and Chief Justice of the…

The residence of William Coddington, the first governor of Rhode Island from 1640-1647.

Residence of Governor Coddington

The residence of William Coddington, the first governor of Rhode Island from 1640-1647.

A cottage with a lovely garden and white picket fence. Sunflowers bloom and grape vines grow wild.

Cottage

A cottage with a lovely garden and white picket fence. Sunflowers bloom and grape vines grow wild.

"American Type of Country-House Architecture." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Country-House

"American Type of Country-House Architecture." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Two couples waiting at each other, one pair from the doorstep of a house, the other from an old convertable car.

Couples waving

Two couples waiting at each other, one pair from the doorstep of a house, the other from an old convertable…

Stuntney is about a mile and a half outside the cathedral city of Ely. Oliver Cromwell lived here for several years after inheriting the position of local tax collector in 1636. His former home dates to the 16th century and is now used by the Tourist Information Office as well as being a museum with rooms displayed as they would have been in Cromwell's time.

The Cromwell House at Stuntney

Stuntney is about a mile and a half outside the cathedral city of Ely. Oliver Cromwell lived here for…

The home of Jefferson Davis in Richmond, Virginia.

Jefferson Davis's Home in Richmond

The home of Jefferson Davis in Richmond, Virginia.

The birthplace of Admiral George Dewey in Montpelier, Vermont.

Birthplace of Admiral Dewey

The birthplace of Admiral George Dewey in Montpelier, Vermont.

"A Simple and Inexpensive Home Apparatus for Exercise on the Horizontal Bar." — Blaisedell, 1904

Door with Horizontal Bar

"A Simple and Inexpensive Home Apparatus for Exercise on the Horizontal Bar." — Blaisedell, 1904

The first step to drawing a house. Begin with a basic drawing.

Drawing a House 1

The first step to drawing a house. Begin with a basic drawing.

The second step to drawing a house. It becomes slightly more elaborated.

Drawing a House 2

The second step to drawing a house. It becomes slightly more elaborated.

The third step to drawing a house. The drawing becomes further elaborated as it reaches completion.

Drawing a House 3

The third step to drawing a house. The drawing becomes further elaborated as it reaches completion.

The remains of John Murray, the 4th Earl of Dunmore's palace.

Remains of Lord Dunmore's Palace

The remains of John Murray, the 4th Earl of Dunmore's palace.

"Electric-bell indicator for fishing [when installing home wiring systems]." —Croft 1915

Electric-bell Indicator

"Electric-bell indicator for fishing [when installing home wiring systems]." —Croft 1915

A front view of a typical 1911 two story residence illustrating conventional symbols for drafting.

Resident Front Elevation

A front view of a typical 1911 two story residence illustrating conventional symbols for drafting.

An attractive farm home, with barn nearby.

Farmhouse

An attractive farm home, with barn nearby.

A man trying to catch a ground ball.

Fielder

A man trying to catch a ground ball.

An informal flower-border

Flower-border

An informal flower-border

A house designed with double gables, which give an effect of roominess and comfort.

Double Gables

A house designed with double gables, which give an effect of roominess and comfort.

The home of Charles Dickens in Gadshill, England.

Gadshill

The home of Charles Dickens in Gadshill, England.