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Description

Exterior wood wall shingles. Removed during renovations from under later built-out wall.

Details

Maker
unknown
Associated Building
Original To Taylor-Hurlbutt House.
Material
wood (plant material)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
shingle
SHINGLE
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
32 x 6.5 x 0.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1997.26.1
Credit Line
Gift of Richard Hershner
GUSN
12494
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Comments

Shingles from Taylor-Hurlbutt House #

AvatarPosted by Richard Hershner on February 20, 2011
Please see all my comments re: Clapboards. In regards to wall shingles, as I may have stated in gift letter, we found both pine and what appeared to be an earlier generation of oak shingles on the wall. As stated in my letter, these shingles were given at the suggestion of Abbott Cummings with whom I discussed the items. Such wall shingles measuring approximately 3 feet in length are found in CT. only in the SW portion of the state and indeed with some regularity. Cummings believes this may be, along with other characteristics, a possible Dutch influence given the proximity to Dutch New York. Also, such shingles may be found on all four walls or in concert with clapboards (as a higher level of finish) on the facade. A third option is such shingles appearing on only end walls with the rear wall clad with wide ship-lapped boards laid up horizontally.