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American Foursquare Stone Home

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By 812bgr

American Foursquare Stone Home

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American Foursquare Stone Home

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About My Old House


My house is located in rural Pennsylvania and I believe it was built around 1920. The original owners owned the feed mill in town, so this home was referred to as the "miller's house".

Favorite Details


The house has a wrap-around porch, gingerbread details on the exterior window frames. I'm not sure what the exterior finish is. It seems to be some kind of rectangular faux-stone, which was skillfully applied.

Lessons Learned

  • The house is not easy to clean because of all the nooks and crannies.

Jackie Craven, About.com Architecture, says:

Thank you for sending the photos. Your home is a wonderful example of a post-Victorian housing type known as the American Foursquare. These square-shaped homes were built using wood, brick, rusticated stone, or concrete block. The homes were often finished with Victorian, Arts & Crafts, or Neoclassical Details.


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