4. Floor Ventilation

1905 Scientific American  
The underpinning is built of rock faced blue stone, The superstructure of wood is covered on the exterior with matched sheathing, and is then covered with long pine shingles, 2 feet in length, which are laid at a gauge of 9 inches to the weather, The whole is painted three coats of marine white lead, The attractive porch at the front and the artistic bay window at the side form two happy features, The whole is crowned with a roof of shingle, and its form, while unusual in modern houses, was a
more » ... ern houses, was a very uncommon type in Colo nial times, The interior of the first story is trimmed with white wood, which is painted white with a sufficient quantity of glue in the finishing coat. The floors are double,
doi:10.1038/scientificamerican01011905-20fbuild fatcat:gwuwember5flfibxo2aeh5og6u