CarolynDenning Posted September 5, 2016 Share Posted September 5, 2016 In the early days when Americans were moving into Texas and colonizing it, one of the types of houses built in the southeast part of the state were called dog trot houses. There usually were 2 rooms on each side connected in the middle by a open breezeway. One side would have a sitting room in front and a dining room behind it. The other side would have 2 bedrooms. The front bedroom would be for the parents and maybe a cradle in it. The smaller bedroom was usually for grandma. There would be a porch along the front and usually back. A fireplace on the front room on each side. There would be a ladder or narrow staircase in breezeway up to attic where children slept. I've seen a restored dog trot house that was decorated in period furniture (early to mid 1800's). My idea is to make the house and have the roof just sit in place so it could be lifted off to see into the 4 rooms. Making this house is on my bucket list of projects I'd like to make. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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