Photographer/Creator

Chester Smolski

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Date

10-1-1970

Description

A historic saltbox house in Litchfield, Connecticut. The saltbox style is a Colonial design that originated in New England in around 1650, its name deriving to the styles similarity to the salt boxes that often were used in 17th and 18th century kitchens. They are characterized by a short roof in the front and an asymmetrically long roof in the back.

Notes

Bibliography: "The Salt-Box House." The New York Times, 22 Dec 1900, www.nytimes.com. Accessed 14 Dec 2016. "Saltbox Houses in the Historic American Buildings Survey." The Library of Congress, 2014, www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/175_sal1.html. Accessed 14 Dec 2016.

Building Type

Single family dwelling

Building Style

Colonial

Subject Headings

Saltbox houses -- Connecticut -- Litchfield; Architecture, Colonial -- New England; Houses -- Connecticut -- Litchfield

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Connecticut

City Name

Litchfield

Keywords

housing, land use, historic buildings, historic, architecture, American, colonial cities, colonial architecture, saltbox

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