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New Discoveries at Jamestown

Site of the First Successful English Settlement in America

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Author: John L. Cotter
Published: 1957
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,058 / 62 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.3
LoC Category: D
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 467
Added to site: 2005.07.13
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pparently they did not become popular at Jamestown. But the brick foundation of one true multiple-family unit has been uncovered, and two others approach this category, thus providing the true precedent for the row houses which came to characterize miles of Baltimore and Philadelphia streets, and are a familiar pattern of some modern duplex apartment units.

This Jamestown row house is probably the most impressive foundation on the island. It is 16 feet long and 20 feet wide (inside measurement), situated east of the Tercentenary Monument, facing south, well back from the river and "the back streete." A cellar and a great fireplace terminate the east end, and 9 other fireplaces are evident in 4 main divisions, which may have housed one family or more in each division. Since artifact evidence relates it to the last quarter of the 17th century, and possibly the beginning of the 18th, there would seem little possibility of the row house having served as a public building or a tavern. There is some evidence tha

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