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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 residence of Jefferson Davis in Montgomery, Alabama.

Residence of Jefferson Davis

The residence of Jefferson Davis in Montgomery, Alabama.

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.

The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, or the Powder Treason, as it was known at the time, was a failed assassination attempt by a group of provincial English Catholics against King James I of England and VI of Scotland. The plot intended to kill the king, his family, and most of the Protestant aristocracy in a single attack by blowing up the Houses of Parliament during the State Opening on 5 November 1605. The conspirators had also planned to abduct the royal children, not present in Parliament, and incite a popular revolt in the Midlands.

Gunpowder Conspirators' House, Lambeth

The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, or the Powder Treason, as it was known at the time, was a failed assassination…

Hampden House is a country house in the village of Great Hampden, between Great Missenden and Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire. It is named after the Hampden family. The Hampdens (later Earls of Buckinghamshire) are recorded as owning the site from before the Norman conquest. They lived continually in the house until 1938.

John Hampden's House, Buckinghamshire

Hampden House is a country house in the village of Great Hampden, between Great Missenden and Princes…

Hampton Court Palace is a former royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, south west London, England. Along with St. James's Palace, it is one of only two surviving palaces out of the many built by Henry VIII.Thomas Wolsey, then Archbishop of York and Chief Minister to the King, took over the lease in 1514 and rebuilt the 14th century manor house over the next seven years (1515–1521) to form the nucleus of the present palace. Wolsey spent lavishly to build the finest palace in England at Hampton Court, which he was later forced to give to Henry as he began to fall from favour.

Hampton Court, 17th Century

Hampton Court Palace is a former royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, south west…

The house of John Hancock in Boston, Massachusetts.

Hancock's House, Boston

The house of John Hancock in Boston, Massachusetts.

Hinchingbrooke House in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, was built around an 11th century nunnery. After the Reformation it passed into the hands of the Cromwell family, and subsequently, became the home of the Earls of Sandwich, including John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, reputedly the "inventor" of the modern sandwich. It was originally given to Thomas Cromwell along with Ramsey Abbey as a reward for overseeing the dissolution of the monasteries.

Hinchingbrooke House

Hinchingbrooke House in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, was built around an 11th century nunnery. After…

Old houses in Newport, Rhode Island.

Old Houses in Newport

Old houses in Newport, Rhode Island.

The Jacob Purdy House was used as General George Washington's headquarters in 1778 and possibly in 1776 during the Battle of White Plains of the American Revolutionary War.

Jacob Purdy House

The Jacob Purdy House was used as General George Washington's headquarters in 1778 and possibly in 1776…

The residence of Francis Marion in Georgetown, South Carolina.

Marion's Residence

The residence of Francis Marion in Georgetown, South Carolina.

The residence of President James Monroe in Oak Hill, Virginia.

Monroe's Residence at Oak Hill, VA

The residence of President James Monroe in Oak Hill, Virginia.

Sir Thomas More (7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535), from 1935 Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, author, and statesman who in his lifetime gained a reputation as a leading humanist scholar, and occupied many public offices, including Lord Chancellor (1529–1532), in which he had numerous Protestant Christians burned at the stake. More coined the word "utopia", a name he gave to an ideal, imaginary island nation whose political system he described in the eponymous book published in 1516. He was beheaded in 1535 when he refused to sign the Act of Supremacy that declared Henry VIII Supreme Head of the Church in England.

Sir Thomas More's House, Chelsea

Sir Thomas More (7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535), from 1935 Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer,…

The Morris-Jumel Mansion, located in historic Washington Heights, is the oldest house in Manhattan. It served as a headquarters for both sides in the American Revolution. It was built by Roger Morris in 1765 and reflects the Palladian style of architecture. When the Revolutionary War began in 1776, Morris, who was a Loyalist, and his wife returned to England.

Morris-Jumel Mansion

The Morris-Jumel Mansion, located in historic Washington Heights, is the oldest house in Manhattan.…

Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.

Mount Vernon, located near Alexandria, Virginia, was the plantation home of the first President of the United States, George Washington. The mansion is built of wood in neoclassical Georgian architectural style, and the estate is located on the banks of the Potomac River.

Mount Vernon in Washington's Day

Mount Vernon, located near Alexandria, Virginia, was the plantation home of the first President of the…

This house, located on the 500 block of Market Street, served as the executive mansion of the United States, while the nation's capital was located in Philadelphia, PA. Two Presidents occupied the house while in office, George Washington from 1790 to 1797, and John Adams, from 1797 to 1800.

The President's House in Philadelphia (1794)

This house, located on the 500 block of Market Street, served as the executive mansion of the United…

The Province House, the residence of the royal governors of Massachusetts.

The Province House

The Province House, the residence of the royal governors of Massachusetts.

A first floor plan of a typical residence during 1911 illustrating the conventional dimensions and symbols commonly used in drafting.

First Floor Residence Plan

A first floor plan of a typical residence during 1911 illustrating the conventional dimensions and symbols…

An illustrating the conventional dimensions and symbols commonly used in drafting of a typical 1911 residence.

Second Floor Residence Plan

An illustrating the conventional dimensions and symbols commonly used in drafting of a typical 1911…

A sub—station floor plan showing the engineering structure of a typical resident during 1911 illustrating conventional drafting measurement and symbols.

Substation Floor Residence Plan

A sub—station floor plan showing the engineering structure of a typical resident during 1911 illustrating…

Samuel Seabury graduated from Yale in 1748; studied theology with his father; studied medicine in Edinburgh from 1752 to 1753; was ordained deacon by the bishop of Lincoln and priest by the bishop of Carlisle in 1753; was rector of Christ Church, New Brunswick, New Jersey from 1754 to 1757, rector in Jamaica, New York from 1757 to 1766, and of St Peter's, Westchester (now annexed to The Bronx) from 1766 to 1775.

Bishop Seabury's House, Springfield, CT

Samuel Seabury graduated from Yale in 1748; studied theology with his father; studied medicine in Edinburgh…

A sub—station section of a typical 1911 residential house illustrating structure for drafting.

Resident Sub Station Plan Section

A sub—station section of a typical 1911 residential house illustrating structure for drafting.

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.

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,…

Originally, it was an 86,000-acre (350 km²) tract granted as a Patent to Stephanus Van Cortlandt in 1697 by King William III. The manor house was built sometime before 1732 but was not any owner's principal residence until a grandson, Pierre Van Cortlandt, moved there in 1749. At that time the manor house was on a thousand-acre portion of the original tract. The house remained in Van Cortlandt family ownership until 1945. In 1953, John D. Rockefeller purchased it and began a restoration. The restored manor house was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1961.

Van Cortlandt Manor House

Originally, it was an 86,000-acre (350 km²) tract granted as a Patent to Stephanus Van Cortlandt…

Jacques Phillippe Villeré (April 28, 1761 - 7 March 1830) was the second Governor of Louisiana after it became a state. Pictured is his home in New Orleans.

Villere's mansion

Jacques Phillippe Villeré (April 28, 1761 - 7 March 1830) was the second Governor of Louisiana…

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.…

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,…

Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion is a 40 room clapboard house. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1968. The site is a New Hampshire state park. It is located on the water at 375 Little Harbor Road, about 2 miles southeast of the center of Portsmouth.

Wentworth Mansion

Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion is a 40 room clapboard house. It was declared a National Historic Landmark…

The Burning of Washington took place in 1814, during the Anglo-American War of 1812. British forces occupied Washington, D.C. and set fire to many public buildings. The facilities of the U.S. government, including the White House, were largely destroyed.

Remains of the White House After the Fire of 1814

The Burning of Washington took place in 1814, during the Anglo-American War of 1812. British forces…