Q&A: What were houses in Colonial Jamestown made of(1600s)?

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Q&A: What were houses in Colonial Jamestown made of(1600s)?by Roxy-Publishingon.Q&A: What were houses in Colonial Jamestown made of(1600s)?Question by Fast Forward: What were houses in Colonial Jamestown made of(1600s)? Were they made out of mud and clay, or wood with mud and clay? Even something else? I know what they were eventually made of towards the 18th century but I need to know what they were made of in the 1600s to […]

Question by Fast Forward: What were houses in Colonial Jamestown made of(1600s)?
Were they made out of mud and clay, or wood with mud and clay? Even something else? I know what they were eventually made of towards the 18th century but I need to know what they were made of in the 1600s to 1620s. Thanks!

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Logs, notched so as to interlock with hand cut wood shingles

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  1. Stuart HJanuary 11, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    They were wood frame houses, not mud and clay. Many look at the “First Thanksgiving” pictures and think the early settlers were in log cabins, but this structure came along decades later when German immigrants came to America. The early settlers built wood frame houses designed after the homes they had lived in England. Masonary work on the homes was kiln fired brick and site made mortar.