Demory House Site
Loudoun County, Virginia:
This view shows the distorted eastern edge of the north facade (July 1999). The north facade is collapsing, particularly in this area near the location of the north doorway. A main culprit for this collapse is the tree visible here against the east facade, which broke through a ground sill under that east wall, and caused stresses on the house frame that likely led to collapse of the north doorway and sagging of the north facade around that doorway. Nonetheless, the basic strength of the cross-notch timber framing is evident here, with broken timbers held fast by the corner joints.
An Analysis of Log House Architecture Forms
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