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Guess the Architecture for 7/10/2018

Posted July 10, 2018 2:00 PM by MaggieMc

Can you guess this week's building?

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07/10/2018 8:33 PM

With the hip roof it looks like something from the French aristocracy. Or southern plantation, but I'm leaning towards France.

Something like this:

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07/11/2018 10:53 AM

I'll take two!

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07/11/2018 1:17 PM

Sure just step into this time machine....

...be expecting your 47,000 packages to arrive over the next 3 years, postage due of course.....and no returns...... Hope you like life in the 1930's....

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07/12/2018 5:22 PM

Haha yeah should have read the fine print....

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07/12/2018 10:26 PM

I'd go with southern plantation.

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07/11/2018 11:06 AM

Interestingly, these were mail order homes with the individual pieces labeled and numbered. An early version of Ikea. The individual pieces could be sent by US mail. This continued until the mail service changed rules and refused to handle things like a 12 foot long 4 x 8 with an address and a postage stamp affixed.

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07/11/2018 8:08 PM

An early version of Ikea.

Hopefully, the instructions had words and not just pictures!

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07/12/2018 10:24 AM

Actually, back in those days carpenters actually knew how to build and most people had a reasonable level of mechanical survival skill.

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07/13/2018 3:16 PM

The greenery and big windows, ramp in the front maybe not just for wheel chairs, heating provided my guess is its an Orangery somewhere in Europe, late 18th century.

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07/14/2018 11:52 AM

Yes the windows are similar....

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07/15/2018 10:14 AM

Still could not find one

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07/17/2018 11:49 AM

While you may remember Pearl S. Buck (the author of The Good Earth and other works), you may not recognize her birthplace. Located in Hillsboro, West Virginia, the home is now a museum “dedicated to celebrating the influence that the home and West Virginia lifestyle had on Pear and how it shaped some of her work throughout her life.” The home also contains period antiques that convey the early experiences of Buck’s life.

The museum describes the construction as “representative of the self-reliance and self-sufficiency that characterized early American life.” The home was constructed in the “brick noggin” style, which is when the gaps in wood framing are filled in with brickwork. Also located on the property is the Sydenstriker Cabin where Buck’s father was born.

When I chose this building, I hadn't realized it was similar to the Sears Magnolia. Thanks for bringing it up!

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07/19/2018 2:00 AM

So they did not grow oranges in the garden and shoved the tree pots in over winter?

Thanks for the challenge!

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