Demory House Site
Loudoun County, Virginia:
Illustration of the "German Continental House"

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The illustrations below, from Robert C. Bucher's article The Continental Log House, in the Pennsylvania Folklife journal, Vol. 12, No. 4, p. 14 (1962), show the exterior of a typical German-American log house, with one and half stories and a central chimney. In the floor plan, the room labeled "Great Room" corresponds with the Stube or Schtuppe, and the room labeled "Kitchen" corresponds with the Küche or Kich. A second stove often was used in place of the fireplace shown here in the area of the kitchen.

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View a Sketch of Demory House Floor Plan

An Analysis of Log House Architecture
in the 18th-Century Virginia Piedmont

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