The oldest wood frame house in North America

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housecrazy sarah
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The oldest wood frame house in North America

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Have you ever heard of the Fairbanks House in Dedham, Mass?
It is the oldest known timber frame house in North America, as verified by dendrochronology testing.
Check out some pictures of it over the decades:
http://www.house-crazy.com/the-fairbank ... h-america/
check out my crazy (but humble) house blog: http://www.house-crazy.com/

Raine
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Re: The oldest wood frame house in North America

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Makes. me appreciate the imperfections in my house. Thanks House crazy
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Don M
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Re: The oldest wood frame house in North America

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Wow, that's some old house. It looks like the center pare has settled into the earth!
1840 Limestone Farmhouse
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