• Erik.W. Tofsrud

Gettysburg, PA


Architecture

Typical of German Colonial architecture, most often found in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland Many of the houses dated back to 1700 and are made of stone. German Settlers in the American colonies used local materials to recreate building styles from their homeland. Two-feet thick walls made with sandstone. Reinforced stone arches above the first floor windows and doors. Hand-hewn beams pinned with wooden pegs. Exposed half-timbering flared eaves. Massive wishbone-shaped chimney.

Stoves

We came across a place where stoves made of clay where exhibited. These apparently were quite common in he houses that were first built.

The art work in many of the churches was quite impressive

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