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Tar Paper Shacks and Brokedown Palaces

Vernacular architecture, referred to as “folk architecture” by Virginia and Lee McAlester in A Field Guide to American Houses, is defined as having been “built to provide basic shelter with little regard for changing fashion.” They write, “Folk building traditions are more strongly influenced by geography than are architectural styles.” The stereotypical tar paper shack, […]