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CIRCA School: Board + Batten

by Jon Valalik (photo of Cocke-Morris House by Universal Pops ) In CIRCA School, we uncover the fascinating facts behind everyone’s favorite old house details. Today we’re looking at board and batten, that very vertical way of laying wooden siding found on Carpenter Gothic homes!   The humble beginnings of the board and batten technique in American architecture illustrates the middle class craving for high style that’s found throughout history and extends to the present. It’s a common theme in most societies. This practice is only one example of one period in one corner of the world, but it’s a pretty neat one.   var OB_platformType=3; var

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