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English Cottage

A variation of the Tudor house with its English medieval influences is the English Cottage with its false thatched roof. Examples are not common, anywhere. In the Northern Pennsylvania Victorian Region, it is likely the examples that can be found were built after the Victorian period. This being said, a traveler to the region would be foolish not to note these interesting cottages when they have the opportunity to do so.

In Franklin at 1540 Liberty (See left) is an excellent example of English Cottage architecture.

The roof of the house has the general form of a thatched roof with the roof covering curving about its corners and edges. The wall surfaces are stuccoed. A limited amount of half timbering over the simple entranceway adds an additional old English touch.

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