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Re: Guess the Architecture for 5/12/2018

Posted June 12, 2018 2:00 PM by MaggieMc

Can you guess this week's building?

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06/12/2018 4:30 PM

Mid size manor on the prairie?

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06/13/2018 8:18 AM

No no - that is most definitely a small chateau on the prairie, monsieur.

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06/13/2018 9:27 PM

I did mean chateau! Lol

Eighteenth century France?

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06/12/2018 9:36 PM

Little Paris in Dakota!

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06/13/2018 1:34 PM

To me it sort of looks like a farm house that got connected to a silo.

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06/13/2018 3:16 PM

My only observations are that it seems to have very little window space, and, two chimneys: this suggests to me somewhere with a very variable climate, hot in summer and cold in winter.

I don't see any obvious protection on the top of the chimneys, so, maybe not a place with a lot of wind or rain. Low wind could be North West of North America, not sure if there are any areas up there with low rainfall.

I wonder if that's a little window just above the door? If so why is it there?

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06/13/2018 6:49 PM

Re: Little Window above the door. Spiral staircase as in lighthouses

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06/13/2018 11:44 PM

Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington both have large dry areas. Yakima, Wa. has only 8.35" (21 cm) of precipitation per year, Dayville and John Day, Or. each get about 13" (33 cm).

The building shown looks definitely European to me. I've seen most of eastern California, Oregon, and Washington, and don't recall ever seeing anything even vaguely similar.

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06/14/2018 2:48 AM

North Dakota then!

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06/14/2018 5:21 AM

I can't find a Paris or Little Paris in North Dakota?

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06/15/2018 11:36 PM

Dont tell me you really looked!
Ok! I did so as well, cant find it neither. But after all its just one house and its maybe not even in the style of the ones build in Paris.

For all I know, if you cant find it in google search, or get told what it is, you never gonna find out and this leaves guesswork.

So take it as just that: a guess!

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06/14/2018 12:34 AM

It looks similar to the fortified houses and baronial architecture common around Scotland in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Small windows for easy protection, no covers on chimneys as always heated and usually sideways rain.

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06/14/2018 4:21 AM

I think it's lowland Scots, probably 17th Century. The semicircular 'tower' will be the stairwell joining the floors. The windows, known as 'wee windaes', were small because glass was taxed. The chimneys in and copes on the gables are common details. My only confusion is the setting; most such buildings that are still extant are in towns or villages.

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06/14/2018 12:41 PM

Very similar design, but not the windows...

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06/14/2018 1:29 PM

Close enough for a Good Answer, but, no cigar.

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06/18/2018 3:52 PM

Last week’s building was the Old Place of Monreith, which also goes by the name ‘Dowies,’ according to Canmore, the National Record of the Historic Environment. Although I have to say, GM1964's guess made me do a doubletake.

The Scottish Development Department and The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland agree the structure’s “massive walls and other features indicate a 15th century date,” even while other opinions differ. The fortified tower house was originally the home of the Maxwells of Monreith until Sir Willam Maxwell obtained Myrton Castle and moved there.

In recent years, the Landmark Trust has revitalized the property so it can serve as one of their many vacation rentals.

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06/20/2018 1:01 AM

Thanks for the update I had an interesting trawl across either end of the Auld Alliance not quite finding the right one in either France or Scotland.

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