This is an essay on how to date your houses creation by looking at aspects on the brick, moulding and other stuff etc.

Essay by yourmom98High School, 10th gradeA+, April 2005

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The house that is stationed on ___________ Ave. is a wonderful example of classic Victorian architecture. This can be easily distinguished as part of the Victorian era by the beautifully crafted Mansard roof that is clearly visible from the front of the house and the dormer that is jutting out of the Mansard roof. However identifying the age of the house may be tricky. This is due to the complete renovation of the first floor where clues to the age are most abundant. This is due to the fact that the first inhabitants wanted to show off their wealth and used many "cool" fashionable furnishing of their time to decorate the first floor. This was done to show off their wealth, style, and social status to their friends.

The outside of the house is almost in perfect condition except for an addition to the back, but even if the house has been modified a lot can be told from the area of land that is sit upon.

The envelope of this house is very long and narrow. This house is semi-detached. This shows that it was built in a time where land was valuable and city planners tried to mark plots of land as close together and as narrow as possible. This shows this house was built in a time where transportation had not yet developed to a convenient extent (cars) and many people were still either walking or biking to their destinations. This was around the pre-1920's. However since the house is mostly in it original condition assessing the exterior and interior will lead to more accurate results. Looking at the brick, it seems to be handmade therefore leading the assessor to conclude that the house was built pre-1970 when bricks became about twenty percent smaller more straight as...