Trying to date structure by roof line

sapphire6917May 21, 2013

This is a drawing for a carriage house in my back yard that is in extreme disrepair. I'm currently getting work done on the main house so there's next to no funds available to work on this carriage house but I'd like to save it before it collapses. I'm hoping to apply for some historical funding but I have no idea how old the structure is. The earliest date on my abstract for the main house is 1881 but I don't know if the carriage house was built at the same time (or even if the main house was built then!). Someone suggested that the roof line might help to date it but I don't know what it's called and haven't been able to find a photo with a matching roof. If anyone has any information to provide on the style of this structure, I would greatly appreciate it!

Thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: Carriage House Drawing

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sombreuil_mongrel

Called "gable on hip" AFAIK.
Could be 1881-1900.
Do any of the moldings match anything on the house?
Casey

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 8:42PM
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sapphire6917

Thanks, Casey!

Unfortunately, due to all of the years of neglect, there are no real moldings to speak of. I can post a picture of the actual structure when I get to work tomorrow.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 10:59PM
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sapphire6917

Here's a picture of the actual building, if that helps.

Here is a link that might be useful:

This post was edited by sapphire69 on Wed, May 22, 13 at 10:40

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 8:43AM
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sombreuil_mongrel

Hi,
There's all kinds of molding! Crown, bed mold, german siding. beadboard door panels. One idea: look for a patent date on the sliding door hardware. They look like they were originally sliders, and a lot of the ironwork of the era has patent dates.
Casey

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 10:22PM
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sapphire6917

Thanks, Casey!! Your eyes are much better than mine! I will try to get in there over the weekend to see if I can find a patent date anywhere.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 8:58AM
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sapphire6917

Okay, so I made it out to the carriage house but didn't find any stamping on the hardware. That's not to say that it doesn't have any but just that I didn't see any.

Any other ideas I could try?

    Bookmark   May 30, 2013 at 2:11PM
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