Twin-Porch versus Single-Porch Stairwells : Two Examples of Cluster Diffusion in Rural Meetinghouse Architecture

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1979

GUSN

GUSN-169868

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Description

An odd diffusion pattern emerges when looking at old New England meetinghouses: on the Massachusetts and Maine coastlines they have single porches, while meetinghouses on interior lands had twin porches. Peter Benes analyzes some of the reasons behind the patterns.

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Additional Identification Number

Article ID 249

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1979.069.255.004

Abstract

An odd diffusion pattern emerges when looking at old New England meetinghouses: on the Massachusetts and Maine coastlines they have single porches, while meetinghouses on interior lands had twin porches. Peter Benes analyzes some of the reasons behind the patterns.

Date Notes

Volume 69, Number 255 (Winter/Spring, 1979)

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Originator

Peter Benes (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1979). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England