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Cape Cod Houses Recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey

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page 1 - Introduction and List of Sites

Lot Harding House
Lot Harding House

Introduction | Connecticut | Maine | Massachusetts | Rhode Island | Bibliography

Introduction

The Cape Cod house, also called the Cape-style house, is the simplest of all New England Colonial houses. Generally, a "Cape" is a rectangular frame house (usually shingled or clapboarded) with a straight unadorned ridge roof, and a massive chimney centrally located in line with the front entrance. The door opens onto a tiny entrance hall. The interior began as two rooms, one room deep, but later Capes often were expanded at sides and back. The type developed from the last quarter of the 17th century to about 1830, and later enjoyed a resurgence in post-World War II America. The wide appeal of the Cape Cod cottage makes it one of the best known forms of traditional American architecture.

A related online reference aid, Timber-frame Houses in the Historic American Buildings Survey, includes a few Cape Cod houses where the documentation in its entirety provides a good picture of the building and shows some aspect of framing.

Select the small image to view a larger version. Select the Call Number of the structure to retrieve, via the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC), a bibliographic record for the entire group of documentation. The bibliographic record will provide fuller information about the house in question (such as owners' names) and may include other photographs and/or other types of documentation.

Images can be downloaded from this site. The Library of Congress cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections, but a rights statement for the Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record is available. Photographic and other types of copies can also be ordered from the Library of Congress Duplication Services by selecting the "How to Order a Copy of This Item" link in the bibliographic record and following the instructions given there.


Connecticut

Clark-Holmes Cottage, Chester, Middlesex County
Call number: HABS, CONN,4-CHET,3-
Kent Healy House, Chestnut Hill Rd., Killingworth, Middlesex County
Call number: HABS, CONN,4-KILWO,2-

Maine

Miles Cobb Farmhouse, Main Street & State Route 131 (Hinchley's Corner), Warren, Knox County
Call number: HABS, ME,7-WAR,1-

Massachusetts

Captain Solomon Howes House, Queen Anne Road, Chatham, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-CHAT,1-
Joseph Atwood House, Atwood Street, Chatham, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-CHAT,2-
Howes-Jorgenson House, State Route 6A, Dennis, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-DEN,1-
Higgins House, Eastham, Barnstable County, MA
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-EAST,3-
Isaiah Doane House, Nauset Road, Eastham, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-EAST,4-
Noah Doane House, Nauset Road, Eastham, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-EAST,6-
Randall Doane House, Nauset Road, Eastham, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-EAST,7-
Simeon Doane House, Nauset Road, Eastham, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-EAST,8-
Sylvanus Doane House, Nauset Road, Eastham, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-EAST,9-
Nathaniel Swift House, U.S. Route 6, Eastham, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-EAST,14-
Nye House, King's Highway (U.S. Route 6), East Sandwich, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-SANDE,1-
Jonathan Kendrick House, State Highway, South Orleans, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-ORLS,1-
Zenas Adams House, North Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County, MA
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,1-
Jonah Atkins House, South Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,2-
Elisha Cobb House, Prince Valley Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,4-
Joseph S. Cole House, Prince Valley Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,6-
Benjamin Collins House, South Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,7-
Jonathan Collins House, South Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,8-
Nathaniel Dyer House, North Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,13-
Thomas Dyer House, Longnook Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,14-
Edmund Freeman House, Truro Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,16-
Ephraim Harding House, South Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,18-
Lot Harding House, North Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,19-
Daniel P. Higgins House, Higgins Hollow Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,20-
Jedediah Higgins House, Higgins Hollow Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,22-
Thomas Hopkins House, Holsbery Lane, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,25-
Benjamin S. Kelley House, "Cozy Nook," Higgins Hollow Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,26-
Paul Knowles House, South Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,27-
John Mayo House, Old County Road vicinity, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,28-
Nehemiah Mayo House, Old County & Depot Roads, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,29-
Sally Mayo House, Holsberry Lane, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,30-
William T. Newcomb House, Pump Log Point, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,31-
Richard Paine House, Longnook & Higgins Hollow Roads, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,32-
Samuel Paine House, Longnook & Higgins Hollow Roads, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,33-
Paine-Atkins House, Longnook Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,34-
Atwood Rich House, Ryder Beach Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,35-
Captain Zoheth Rich House, Longnook & Higgins Hollow Roads, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,36-
Elisha Rich House, Ryder Beach Road, Truro, Barnstable County (Cappers House)
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,37-
Ephraim Rich House, Pump Log Point, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,38-
John C. Rich House, Old County Road vicinity, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,40-
Richard Rich House, South Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,42-
Shebnah Rich House, Longnook Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,43-
Thomas Rich Jr. House (Cooper Cottage), Old County Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,44-
Warren Rich House, Ryder's Beach Road vicinity, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,46-
Rich-Cobb House, Prince Valley Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,47-
Rich-Higgins House, Longnook Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,48-
Isaac Small House, Old King's Highway & Highland Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,49-
Thomas K. Small House, Highland Road & Old King's Highway, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,50-
Ambrose Snow House & Cobbler Shop, North Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,51-
Ephraim Snow House, North Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,53-
Joshua Snow House, North Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,54-
Stephen Snow House, South Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,55-
William P. Snow House, South Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,56-
David Stocker House, Holsberry Lane, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,57-
Ebenezer L. Atwood House, Bound Brook Island Road, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,2-
Joel Atwood House, Bound Brook Island Road, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,3-
Atwood-Higgins House, Bound Brook Island Road, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,4-
David Baker House, Bound Brook Island Road, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,5-
Joseph Freeman House, Old Truro Road, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,6-
Charles Gormley House, Herring Pond Road, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,7-
Josiah Higgins House, Gull & Higgins Ponds vicinity, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,11-
John Newcomb House (Wellfleet Oysterman House), Williams Pond, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,12-
Samuel Rich House, Bound Brook Island Road vicinity, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,13-
Rowell House, Gull Pond Road, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,14-
Ryder-Paine House, Pamet Point Road, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,15-
Justin Williams House, Pamet Point Road, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,16-
B. S. Young House, U.S. Route 6, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,17-
Elizabeth Kelly House, Main Street, Yarmouth, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-YARM,1-
Jabez Wilder House, Main Street, Hingham, Plymouth County
Call number: HABS, MASS,12-HING,1-
Sturtevant House, North Carver Green, North Carver, Plymouth County
Call number: HABS, MASS,12-CARVN,1-

Rhode Island

Governor James Fenner House, 41 Waterman Street, Providence, Providence County
Call number: HABS, RI,4-PROV,38-

For Bibliography, see page 2


Prepared by: Marilyn Ibach, Reference Specialist. Last revised: July 2003.
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