Oldest Houses in the US

Lower Swedish cabin is one of the oldest log houses in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. It was built by Swedish colonists in 1650’s and it served as a trading post  with the locals. It was built from wooden timber and has a simple floor plan.

The Cutchogue, built in 1649 in New York State, is considered to be an example of first period architecture in the nation. It was owned by a famous loyalist politician of that time, Parker Wickham. It was restored in 1640 after it was damaged by a hurricane. Now it is a National Historic Landmark.


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The Jamestown Church was built in 1617 in Jamestown, Virginia; the first Representative Legislative Assembly was held there in 1619. It was designed by Boston architects and nowadays it is owned by the Preservation Virginia organization.


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The Wyckoff House is the oldest example of a Dutch saltbox frame house. It was built in 1652, it is located in the area of Brooklyn. It has been restored and only small parts of it are original. It is a National Historic Landmark.


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The Macy-Colby House was built in Amesbury, Massachusetts, in 1649 by the town’s mayor, Thomas Macy who sold it to Anthony Colby who modified it. It was donated to the Bartlett Cemetery Association, it is a historic house museum and is open to public.


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