An Analysis of Rural Buildings in the Tombigee River Multi-Resource District, Alabama and Mississippi.
Final rept. 1870-1978,
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA MOBILE DEPT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY
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The Tombigbee River Multi-Resource District TRMRD contains rural building types that evolved from the building traditions of European and African settlers in America. The common house types of the TRMRD include the single pen, dogtrot, double pen, saddlebag, and shotgun houses to which was added the bungalow after 1900. Examples of these types were recorded in Historic American Buildings Survey and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inventories in the TRMRD. Measurements of these houses did not differ significantly from those previously studied in other Southern states. Farmstead layouts also appear to be typical of the region. Spatial patterns of folk houses seem closely associated with physiographic provinces in the southern Appalachians and adjacent Coastal Plain. The rural house types present still reflect nineteenth century patterns of land use of the TRMRD. Author
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