A Melting Pot House

A Melting Pot House (HMFDG)

Location: Seneca Rocks, WV 26884 Pendleton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 50.166', W 79° 22.399'

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The American frontier was one of the world's most effective architectural mixing pots.

This typical Appalachian home started as a German Blockbau style log house. Hewn (squared) logs with V-notched corner joints, spaced apart with stone and clay chink and small casement windows are of German origin.

The later heavy frame and "stick-built" additions illustrate technological advances as the valley became developed.

The "hall and parlor" floor plan and Tudor stone fireplaces are typically English. The fireplace locations make this a southern style home, northern homes had interior chimneys. The now gone front and back porches and summer kitchen are also typical of the southern style and show French influences.

The overall medieval portions and combination of styles have persisted in local architecture to this present day. This architectural tradition is a testament to the strong ties to the past and melting pot heritage of the valley's inhabitants.

Reference: The American House, Mary Mix Foley
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 6:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 641185 N 4299845
Decimal Degrees38.83610000, -79.37331667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 50.166', W 79° 22.399'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 50' 9.96" N, 79° 22' 23.94" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 103 County Rte 28/18, Seneca Rocks WV 26884, US
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