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An Itinerant House, 1831

In architecture, itinerant house on June 13, 2011 at 6:07 am

from  Mechanics Magazine, April 30, 1831, page 129

“. . . it would be beneficial to have a house transportable on a mere carriage-frame or kind of dray, capable, when placed on the ground, of being raised to a height of from 25 to 30 feet, containing three separate apartments, one above the other, and having an internal communication by one or more short ladders. . . it might be carried to places on which it would be highly dangerous to have a fixed building, and in severe weather it might be preserved under the cover of some shed.” – Henry D––– , Liverpool, March 1831.

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