Thursday, December 3, 2009

Context files: what kind of house did your ancestor live in?

If you had any ancestors who were able to build themselves a home in the late 1800s, they may have used a mail-order pattern like those collected in a book just digitized by the University of Illinois: Palliser's American Cottage Homes. And if your idea of a mail-order architectural pattern book is "drab and boring," take a look.

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