Saltbox Style Architecture: Phineas Upham House

Saltbox architecture is a specific design and style that was often used in Colonial times.  The Saltbox style received its name due to the similarity to a saltbox ornament.  The Colonial period was from 1680-1820.  The Saltbox style homes were extremely popular among the early American settlers. Saltbox style was one of three common styles of homes during that time.  The other two styles were the Cape Cod style and the Georgian style.  Most Colonial homes were two-stories high and one room deep.  The majority of homes in the Colonial Period had a wood frame and a simple floor plan. Saltbox style has a unique look to it because it has a sloping roof and it’s asymmetrical in nature.  They look very similar to sheds and usually came equipped with a central...

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