The residence of Governor Stuyvesant of New Netherlands in Petersfield.

Petersfield, the Residence of Governor Stuyvesant

The residence of Governor Stuyvesant of New Netherlands in Petersfield.

The home of General John Sullivan, an American general in the Revolutionary War and a delegate in the Continental Congress.

John Sullivan's House

The home of General John Sullivan, an American general in the Revolutionary War and a delegate in the…

"A form of Sun-dial that is as god to-day as any dial for determining noon." -Bodmer, 1917

Modern Sundial

"A form of Sun-dial that is as god to-day as any dial for determining noon." -Bodmer, 1917

The home of Washington Irving, Sunnyside.

Sunnyside, Home of Washington Irving

The home of Washington Irving, Sunnyside.

"Although the characteristics of this class of buildings are generally uniform, yet shades of difference occur here or there. These deviations are perceptible in the various countries where wooden houses are met with, and are found even in the different cantons of Switzerland. It would, however, carry us too far to enter more fully into various points of difference. [This image] exhibits a characteristic example of one of these Swiss-cottages or chalets."

Swiss House in the Canton of Berne, Iseltwald

"Although the characteristics of this class of buildings are generally uniform, yet shades of difference…

"The third class of timber buildings which has to be described is the so-called Swiss-Cottage style [shown here]. This class belongs exclusively to the country in contradistinction to the town. It is only lately that its application has been extended to other purposes, as for example, (and in combination with framed half-timbered construction) to railway stations, &c."

Group of Swiss Houses

"The third class of timber buildings which has to be described is the so-called Swiss-Cottage style…

Outlines of buildings (house, lighthouse) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Buildings Outline Tangram Card

Outlines of buildings (house, lighthouse) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese,…

Solutions for outlines of buildings (house, lighthouse) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Buildings Outline Solution Tangram Card

Solutions for outlines of buildings (house, lighthouse) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented…

Silhouette outlines of buildings (house, lighthouse) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Buildings Silhouette Tangram Card

Silhouette outlines of buildings (house, lighthouse) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by…

Solutions for silhouette outlines of buildings (house, lighthouse) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Buildings Silhouette Solution Tangram Card

Solutions for silhouette outlines of buildings (house, lighthouse) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams,…

A group in the manor house, during feudalist Europe.

Tapestry

A group in the manor house, during feudalist Europe.

All these buildings are of a pyramidal shape, with vertical stages, which are separated by curved roofs and terminate above in the from of a cupola. Rows of small cupolas stand out from the roofs of the stages. The walls of these stages are covered in a bewildering way with pilasters and niches, with intricately cut cornices, with varied intersecting mouldings, and with manifold and fantastic embellishments and carvings. Here is the entrance gate of the temple at Chillimbaram.

Temple of Chillimbaram Entrance Elevation

All these buildings are of a pyramidal shape, with vertical stages, which are separated by curved roofs…

An illustration of a tent.

Tent

An illustration of a tent.

John Trumbull Birthplace, also known as Governor Jonathan Trumbull House, is a house on Lebanon Green, in Lebanon, Connecticut. The house was constructed by Joseph Trumbull as a wedding gift for his son Jonathan Trumbull, who became governor. Jonathan's son John Trumbull was born in the house June 6, 1756. He would go on to serve as an aide to George Washington in the Revolutionary War and paint four of the eight historical paintings which adorn the United States Capitol rotunda. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965.

Governor Jonathan Trumbull House

John Trumbull Birthplace, also known as Governor Jonathan Trumbull House, is a house on Lebanon Green,…

An illustration of two women peeking around the corner of a house.

Two Women Peeking Around a Corner

An illustration of two women peeking around the corner of a house.

This illustration shows a presentation to the United States Senate.

United States Senate

This illustration shows a presentation to the United States Senate.

Venice: House of Gold

Venice: House of Gold

Venice: House of Gold

A fresco painting of a Roman villa.

Roman Villa

A fresco painting of a Roman villa.

A villa in Lucerne, Switzerland in 1907.

Swiss Villa

A villa in Lucerne, Switzerland in 1907.

"The villages are of thatched huts." —Carpenter, 1902

Coastal Brazilian village

"The villages are of thatched huts." —Carpenter, 1902

Ferry Farm, also known as George Washington Boyhood Home Site or Ferry Farm Site, is the name of the farm and home at which George Washington spent much of his childhood. In July 2008, archeologists announced that they had found remains of the boyhood home, which had burnt in a fire, including artifacts such as pieces of a tea set probably belonging to George's mother, Mary Ball Washington.

Washington Family Residence

Ferry Farm, also known as George Washington Boyhood Home Site or Ferry Farm Site, is the name of the…

Willian de Wessyngton was a forebear of George Washington, the first President of the United States. Though it was not from Washington, Sunderland, that George Washington's great-grandfather John Washington left for Virginia, but from Essex, Washington Old Hall was the family home of George Washington's ancestors, and the present structure does incorporate small parts of the medieval home in which they lived.

Washington Old Hall

Willian de Wessyngton was a forebear of George Washington, the first President of the United States.…

Washington used the home as his headquarters and home while he planned the Siege of Boston between July 1775 and April 1776. During his time there, Washington was visited by John Adams and Abigail Adams, Benedict Arnold, Henry Knox, and Nathaniel Greene. Martha Washington joined her husband in December 1775 and the two stayed in the house until March 1776. On Twelfth Night in January 1776, the couple celebrated their wedding anniversary in the home.

Washington's Headquarters at Cambridge, 1775

Washington used the home as his headquarters and home while he planned the Siege of Boston between July…

Ferry Farm, also known as George Washington Boyhood Home Site or Ferry Farm Site, is the name of the farm and home at which George Washington spent much of his childhood. In July 2008, archeologists announced that they had found remains of the boyhood home, which had burnt in a fire, including artifacts such as pieces of a tea set probably belonging to George's mother, Mary Ball Washington.

Washington's House in Fredericksburg

Ferry Farm, also known as George Washington Boyhood Home Site or Ferry Farm Site, is the name of the…

In 1788, he built a magnificent home on Broadway, which in 1790 was leased to become the president's home, occupied by George Washington after the president's previous residence on Pearl proved too small.

George Washington's House on Broadway, New York (1790)

In 1788, he built a magnificent home on Broadway, which in 1790 was leased to become the president's…

In 1789, George Washington lived on Cherry Street, in a four-story mansion that belonged to Walter Franklin, a wealthy merchant. This house served as the first Executive Mansion of the President of the United States.

George Washington's House on Cherry Street, New York (1789)

In 1789, George Washington lived on Cherry Street, in a four-story mansion that belonged to Walter Franklin,…

A wheeping tree in a yard

Weeping Tree

A wheeping tree in a yard

The Wells House - an English charter house.

Wells House

The Wells House - an English charter house.

Roger Williams Taking Leave of his Family Before His Flight from Salem

Roger Williams Taking Leave of his Family Before His Flight from Salem

Roger Williams Taking Leave of his Family Before His Flight from Salem

A young girl feeding pigeons from her bedroom window.

Young Girl at the Window

A young girl feeding pigeons from her bedroom window.

"Copied from the wall of a house in Pompeii, representing the vintagers treading grapes with their feet." — Goodrich, 1844

Winemaking

"Copied from the wall of a house in Pompeii, representing the vintagers treading grapes with their feet."…

A woman shooing two dogs away with a broom from a porch.

Woman Shooing Dogs Away with a Broom

A woman shooing two dogs away with a broom from a porch.