House Histories (1989)

Glossary
Adamesque
adobe
adz
arcade
architrave
ashlar
attic
balloon framing
baluster
balustrade
bargeboard
batten
batten door
bay
beam
beehive oven
board
board and batten
boast
brackets
brad
brick bond
broadax
bush-hammer
cantilever
capital
cistern
clapboard
corbel
cornice
coursed masonry
cupola
cut nails
dado
dogtrot
Doric
dormer
double door
double-hung
drapery
drawshave
drove
dry wall
dugout
eaves
ell
ellipse
English bond
English garden wall
entablature
eyebrow window
fabric
façade
fanlight
fence wall brick
festoon
fieldstone
firebox
fireplace surround
Flemish bond
Flemish common variation
Flemish diagonal
Flemish double stretcher
Flemish garden wall
fluted
foundation
frame
froe
fulcrum
gable
galerie
gambrel
garden wall cross
garland
Germanic post and girt
gingerbread
girt
glasshouse
gudgeon
header
hewn wood
hip
HL hinge
hood mold
horse
infill
Ionic
jamb
king post truss
label mold
lampblack
latilla
L-head
Mansard
manteltree
massed plan
maul
mete
mortar
mortise
muizetanden
mullion
muntin
newel post
nogging
novelty siding
palisade log house
Palladian window
pane
panel
parapet
pediment
peen-hammer
pen
pent
pier
pigment
pilaster
pintle
pit saw
pitch
plane
plank
plank frame
plate
platform framing
porch
portico
post and girt
poteaux en terre
poteaux sur solle
puddling
purlins
queen post truss
quoin
rabbet
racking
rafter
rainspout
renovation
restoration
ribbon strip
ribbon window
ridgepole
rose head
row window
rubble
saddlebay
saltbox
sash
sash saw
sawed wood
shake
shard
shave
sheathe
shed
shingle
shiplap
sidelight
sill
single-hung
slaked lime
sod house
split wood
sprig
staddle
stepped gable
stoop
strap hinge
stretcher
strut
stucco
stud
tenement
tenon
terneplate
thatched roof
T-head
thumb latch
timber
timber frame
transom
tread
treenails
trompe l’oeil
truss
two-leaf door
U-shaped arches
veneer
veranda
vergeboard
vernacular
vigas
volute
wainscoting
wall anchor
wallpaper
wattle and daub
weatherboard
Western platform framing
wire nail
wrought nail
zeitgheist
zinc

Sources Cited
Light, Sally. House Histories: A Guide to Tracing the Genealogy of Your Home. Spencertown, NY: Golden Hill Press, Inc., 1989.