Double-Pen Cabin

Isaac Kremer/ January 9, 2021/ / 0 comments

Elemental extension of the hall cottage (or single-pen cabin) through the addition of a second room or parlor produces a 1- or 1V2-story structure that is two rooms wide and one room deep with a gable roof. Regional variation in chimney placement affected the appearance of these cottages during the colonial period. A central chimney and lobby entrance arrangement was typical in New England (a) whereas endgable chimneys (either inside or outside) prevailed elsewhere (b). This form continued to be built until the end of the nineteenth century. Finley and Scott 1940, 416; Morrison 1952, 162; Pillsbury and Kardos c. 1970, 27; Newton 1971, 7; Bastian 1977, 124; Swaim 1978, 33; Hubka 1979, 222; Foley 1980, 16; Marshall 1981, 41; Patrick 1981, 62; Walker 1981, 40, 60, 62, 77; McAlester and McAlester 1984, 78, 80, 83, 94; Noble 1984, 49. (Jakle, 1989)

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