The Chesapeake Bay Tidewater Hearth

March 2004
American Houses: A Field Guild to the Architecture of the Home;2004, p81
The article discusses how English settlers influenced the architectural designs of the lowland area of Maryland and Virginia dominated by the expanse of the Chesapeake Bay. The English first entered the region in 1585. The humid lowlands were rife with disease-carrying mosquitoes. At first the English tried to bring their building styles and construction methods to the Chesapeake Bay. Most dwellings were built of wood and, with very few exceptions, have long since vanished.


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