An 1894 Summer Cottage

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This rendering of a Shingle Style cottage is from the July 1894 issue of “Scientific American Architects and Builders Edition.” From 1885 to 1915, this publication published renderings (and later photographs), floor plans, and written descriptions of architect-designed houses throughout the United States.

The Shingle Style was developed in the 1880’s for resort cottages. Before long, it found its way into suburban houses as well but remains primarily associated with summer cottages.

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Shingle Style is one of 25 styles and types described and illustrated with hundreds of color photos in Chapter 2 of Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.

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