The Plymouth Colony Archive Project
Architectural Forms in Plymouth Colony

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This section of the Plymouth Colony Archive presents studies and images of various architectural forms and the built environment related to the Plymouth Colony. These studies and images are based on archaeological excavations, historical "reconstructions," and documentary records. Please select from the studies listed below, or click on a "thumbnail" image to view a full illustration.

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diamond Seventeenth-Century Timber Framing
diamond Vernacular House Forms in the Seventeenth Century Plymouth Colony
diamond "I Would Have a Howse Stronge in Timber," from In Small Things Forgotten
diamond "Parting Ways," from In Small Things Forgotten
diamond Descriptions of the Fortified Town of Plymouth, 1620-1628
diamond Plymouth Town, Early Descriptions, 1620-1628
diamond Harvest Time at the John Howland Homestead, 1650, by Ruth Major
diamond Words Paint the Picture, by Ruth Major
diamond Maps & Landscape of Plymouth
diamond Material Culture of Plymouth
diamond Mythic Images from Addison's Romantic Story of the Mayflower Pilgrims

fort plan
Conjectural Plan of the
Fortified Town of Plymouth, 1622
timber framing
Reconstruction of
17th Century Timber Framing
aerial view
Aerial View of Plimoth
Plantation Reconstruction
Allerton House Site Excavation (1971-72)
First Earth-Fast Building
excavated in New England
house reconstruction
House Reconstruction
at Plimoth Plantation
town sketch
Reconstruction Sketch
of the "Pilgrim Village"
at Plimoth Plantation

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