An article on connected farmhouses of New England, with a nod to Thomas Hubka's
An article on connected farmhouses of New England, with a nod to Thomas Hubka's 1984 book on the subject, "Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England." Ann Colford speculates on why the farm buildings were connected, increasing the ever-present fire hazard. She suggests that as New England farms were forced to diversify because of competition from the West, the buildings might have ideally suited to run a diverse home-based business. The buildings also demonstrate the Victorian idea of separating space by function and by gender-specific activities. Details.
Colford, Ann, "An article on connected farmhouses of New England, with a nod to Thomas Hubka's" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3197.